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Global Warming in the Arctic

Global warming is affecting the climates of the Arctic. Will we be in time to save our sacred Arctic?

Michelle Lam

on 9 February 2013

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Global Warming in the Arctic http://www.visualphotos.com/photo/2x4835734/polar_bear_ursus_maritimus_with_his_fierce_mouth_1883297.jpg With the temperature rising twice as fast, our sacred Arctic is in need of help! Did you know that the North Pole had hardly any ice in the summer of the year 2010? http://stevengoddard.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/screenhunter_203-aug-03-08-20.gif http://www.kidsforearthasia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Global_Warming2.gif http://globalsolutionsmnmirrorsite.webstarts.com/uploads/Arctic_polar_bear-Global_Warming.jpg Did you know that the North Pole had hardly any ice in the summer of the year 2010? http://stevengoddard.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/screenhunter_203-aug-03-08-20.gif See http://www.kidsforearthasia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Global_Warming2.gif This means that the polar bears will have to hunt near land where there would be fewer food for them to eat. To add on, it will be an easier prey for humans. Global warming in the Arctic can also allow the sea level to rise, which in result of flooding throughout the world. Did you know that 70% of the world's polar bears live in the Arctic?
This means that if all the Arctic polar bears die, the polar bear species will be endangered! In this picture, two unfortunate polar bears became the victims of the melting ice caps. http://www.kechara.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/070710_environment-2.gif

Well one reason is greenhouse gases also known as CO2
Although we need greenhouse gases in this planet, but during the last 200 years, human activity had produced more CO2 than the planet needs. Human activity include burning coal and mines. How does this global warming in the arctic
affect groups of people or the society? http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-g0BGJD1KzuU/TeCDAjKLFOI/AAAAAAAABC0/5TLfq1mHdv8/s1600/inuit-kleidung_1.jpg
1. When northern countries become warmer, insects that carry diseases migrate to the north. These insects bring plagues and diseases with them which can cause sickness to humans.

2, Global warming can cause the melting of icecaps and leads to the rise of sea level. Also, because they are fresh water icecaps, when they melt, the ocean water becomes less salty.

3. Ocean life will also be destroyed because of global warming. The animals that have been living in the ocean may not be used to the warm temperature of global warming and decreases the chances survival. THE END

Global warming is important to us because it will cause the snow and ice to melt in the Arctic. The snow and ice can help reflect the heat of the atmosphere back to the sun, therefore the earth becomes less hot. This situation can cause the ozone layer to become thinner and therefore contain a whole. The ozone layer protects us from the ultraviolet radiation of the sun. Without this protection, we can have problems such as eye damage and skin cancer. The ultraviolet radiation from the sun can also cause earth to be warmer. Floods from melting icebergs can also cause some of us to loose our homes. This is why global warming in the Arctic is important to us and maybe even to Santa. Let's see if it does. Why is global warming in the arctic important to us and therefore to others?

Floods will happen more often around the earth and more houses will be damaged. Hurricanes will also happen more often and even with a stronger force! The world will become warmer and warmer, which will cause more diseases to people everywhere. However, the Arctic is one of the places that will be mostly affected by global warming. If we do not address or attempt to issue, the Arctic might disappear into the Arctic waters very soon since it is just a very thick and big piece of ice. What will happen if we do not address or attempt to resolve the issue of having global warming in the Arctic? http://www.stuffintheair.com/images/Hot_Earth.gif http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/files/imagecache/feature/files/20070921_climate.jpg Have you ever wondered, how this global warming situation all started?
As an individual, we can reduce, reuse, and recycle. This way, less C02 will be cast into the atmosphere. Another way is to resolve global warming in the Arctic is to change all your regular light bulbs into compact fluorescent light bulbs. In United States, if every family replaced a 60-watt incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb, 90 billion pounds of greenhouse gases will be eliminated. By doing this, it will have the same effect as having 7.5 million cars taken off the road. We can also use less heat and air conditioning, drive less, buy energy-efficient products, and use less hot water to help slow down global warming. How can we resolve global warming in the Arctic as individuals or as a society? As a society, we can plant more trees and encourage others to help slow down global warming too. This way we can keep our Earth healthy and clean. http://gorgo40.up.seesaa.net/image/plant20trees.gif
Pollution is the main factor of global warming in the Arctic. When carbon dioxide are released from burning fossil fuel for electricity and from burning gasoline for transportation, it creates pollution. This pollution creates greenhouse gas which result in global warming. Methane is actually another pollution that helps global warming occur. Methane are made when an organic matter dies and are eaten by bacteria. Another main factor of global warming is the remove of forests and trees and the increase of using chemical fertilizers for crops. These all add up to a serious problem of global warming in our planet. The Main Factors of Global Warming in the Arctic Svante Arrhenius (1859-1927) was the first scientist to discover global warming. He suggested a relationship between the atmospheric carbon dioxide temperatures. He found out that the average surface temperature of the earth is about 15°C.
This is because of the infrared which absorbs capacity of water vapor and carbon dioxide. This is called the natural greenhouse effect. Arrhenius also suggested that the doubling of CO2 concentration would lead to a temperature rise of 5°C. The History of Global Warming http://www.lenntech.com/greenhouse-effect/global-warming-history.htm#ixzz1xXtB1MIJ http://www.clker.com/cliparts/O/U/u/k/k/l/thinking-bubble-no-shadow-th.png Oh no! With Santa moving, it means that there are no presents for me in the following years! Maybe, I should just eat this for dinner so Santa doesn't have to move. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/Sz9wgyiVEO0/Ts4Vp6GVbfI/AAAAAAAAInw/2IKLS-7gYfE/s640/polarbears_450x300.jpg Last but not least, we have to give thanks to all these resources that gave us all the information we needed. Mastrandrea, Michael D. "Global warming." World Book Student. World Book, 2012. Web. 26 Apr. 2012.

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“Top 10 Things You Can Do to Reduce Global Warming.” About.com Environmental Issues. About.com, 2012. Web. 6 June 2012.

Markham, Derek “Global Warming Effects and Causes: A Top 10 List.” Planetsave. N.P., June 7, 2009. Web. 6 June 2012.

Bowermaster, Jon. “Global Warming Changing Inuit Lands, Lives, Arctic Expedition Shows.” National Geographic News. N.D., N.P. 15 May 2007. Web. 6 June 2012.

S.M. Enzler, MSc “History of the greenhouse effect and global warming.” Effect Global Warming. N.P., 2004. Web. 6 June 2012. Bibliography Together, we can make a difference...
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