Sadly, many Americans believe that losing the wolves would not be a bad thing for the prey’s sake, but in all reality losing the wolves would be devastating. One major thing that is present in all ecosystems, the place in which animals live, is a trophic cascade. A trophic cascade is explained in the essay as a “sequence of impacts down the food chain” (578). Hannibal gives the reader this example: “…In Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park … wolves were virtually wiped out in the 1920’s and reintroduced in the ‘90s. Since the wolves have come back, scientists have noted an unexpected improvement in many of the park’s degraded stream areas”
“Hunters have already exterminated more than a third of the 1,600 wolves that were thought to live in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho in 2012, when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ended endangered species protection for gray wolves there”(Conniff). The environmentalists are more worried about the wolves going extinct. Wolves repopulate very quickly. Killing the wolves is only causing a fight between the environmentalists and farmers/ranchers.
CONCLUSION The extinction of wolves is becoming an increasingly probable reality and will have a massive impact on the earth’s ecosystems if intolerance is not decreased. Wolves have always suffered from negative stereotypes. The problems surrounding wolves stem from misrepresentation. These negative views have become the norm of society, and the most effective way to combat this is through increased
They realize that the situation has become very dire if it is melting the ice in the coldest regions of the earth. In addition, the situation implies that the bears are beginning to move away from their home. Again Luckovich brings the audience back to the issue about the bear’s journey. Following that their previous home is gone where are these creatures going to inhabit next because the truth is they thrive in the cold. When the earth becomes this blistering hot then they will not survive for long and without a doubt this expedition is
Wolves should be kept on the endangered species list because as seen through evidence they help the environment in many ways that people don’t always see. Imagine a world where wolves don’t keep the deer numbers in check or kill off diseased/injured animals, the whole ecosystems of some areas would be completely ruined. Other animal species would die out if wolves are their main predator because they would begin to over populate which would leave them to over using their food supplies and then starving to death. Animals would have to be forced onto the endangered species list costing us tons of money only for it not to really help. It would be sort of like a chain reaction if wolves were to be taken of the list and then go extinct, and we never know if that chain reaction would affect us very badly or if it not affect us at all until it is to
It is a cold place, perfect for polar bears and other animals. But unless we are creating a lot of pollution global warming gets stronger and hotter. They will not know hot to live in a hot place. The temperature that they live in cannot change if so it will make a lot of species die and go extinct. We are also putting ourselves in danger.
Alma knew what she had to do and she got it done. In the other book, Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World, Shackleton and his crew encountered a much more vigorous storm and harmful weather. Their ship was trapped in an ice flow and was getting crushed from all sides. After a long war with the ice they had lost, the ice was victorious and it succeeded at it’s goal which was to sink their ship. Shackleton knew he had to calm his crew before they could go on because they had just lost their main source of transport.
People complain about pollution from factories, cars, global warming, and the melting of polar ice caps, yet many people disregard the dangerous that come with fracking. Fracking is the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, and/or boreholes to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas. Fracking is causing an epidemic economically and environmentally. Fracking is continuously destroying the earth day by day. From the endless fracking today’s economy is depleting.