The Arctic climate change may be the most serious environmental issue that attracts common concerns of almost all nations because it directly causes higher temperatures, sea-level rise, melting of sea ice and glaciers and disappearance of many plants as well as animal species. Besides, its indirect social, environmental, economic and health impacts will arise including increasing death illnesses in poor communities, decreasing crop yields and destroying other resources needed for subsistence.
Let\'s see the severe consequences of Arctic Climate Change through a series of photos and raise awareness of global warming prevention.
Arctic Circle Ice
Scientists said in 2008 that the Arctic Ocean\'s glaciers were in a "death spiral" because of rising temperatures. Besides, they also predict summer Arctic ice may completely disappear within a few decades.
Polar Bear in Svalbard
Polar bears, which live on the Arctic ice and hunt seals as well as other fatty marine mammals, are predicted to disappear from the Arctic by 2050 when the ice vanishes.
Freezing water from beneath Earth\'s surface forces the ground of Canada’s Mackenzie River delta upward. However, the loss of permafrost due to climate change in Canada\'s Northern Territories may make some slopes more unstable and vulnerable to landslides.
Alaska Permafrost Meltwater
Permafrost, a layer of frozen soil in the Earth’s Pole regions, is melting due to warming global temperatures. The weather may rise by 1 to 5 degrees Celsius (1.8 to 9 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2100 in Alaska.
Alaska Permafrost Collapse
Rising temperatures have made permafrost thaw and become unstable, which possibly releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Caribou in blue Northern Lights
Caribou are being affected when global warming accelerates in the Arctic. In Greenland, the reproductive time of caribou coincides with the blooming of tundra vegetation. If climate change causes plants to peak earlier, caribou newborns that eat the plants will face dangerousness.
Burned Alaskan Tundra
Fires rarely happen in the tundra. However, when temperatures rise, thicker and taller shrubs are spreading throughout the region and causing more fires in coming years. Burning Tundra may also release much organic carbon, a greenhouse gas currently stored in the soil and into the atmosphere.
Animals’ Life at the North Pole
Astro Meteorology affected by Climate Change
The Effect Of Organic Farming In Climate Change