For throughout most of history the massive marshy wetlands, lakes, and rivers from Lake Okeechobee to the tip of the peninsula have been in perfect balance, but recent human-made problem are threatening the area to the point of destruction. Originally, the whole entire Everglades covered almost 3 million acres, but it is receding drastically 1,800 miles of canals and dams are breaking up with water pumps, and pump stations are diverting the natural flow to coastal towns. Because of this, the water level in the Everglades is disrupted. During the wet season, Floridians find themselves with too much water than they know what to do with. During the dry season, Floridians run low on water. Because of this, many native species are dying out.
The short story “What Happened During the Ice Storm” utilizes two major literary elements; one of which expresses a current social issue. The author, Jim Heynen, employes allegory and imagery to represent charity and self-sacrifice. Imagery is often used in this short story to create a somber tone, for instance “most animals were safe…But not the pheasants” and ”The boys stood still in the icy rain. Their breath came out in slow puffs of steam.” The boys and the pheasants are allegorical representations: The pheasants represent someone who is in need, and consequently, the boys using their coats to warm the pheasants represents the choice self-sacrifice over self-preservation. The purpose of the short story is to make the reader ask themselves
Many, many animals are going endangered and even extinct because of human caused climate changing. One of those notable examples is the polar bears, which only have a population of 20,000-25,000. The reason polar bears are going extinct is because warmer temperatures in the north is causing the ice caps to melt more, and in the summer, polar bears use the ice caps to travel to get food after hibernating. But if the ice caps melt too much and break away, then polar bears
Attention Getter] Did you know that according to the National Park Service, in the mid 1970s the Greater Yellowstone region only inhabited about 136 grizzly bears (United States)?
As the world we live in today continues to warm up, the problems surrounding the survival of the world’s beloved polar bear continues to grow. Over the past twenty years, we’ve seen a change in the number of polar bears in the Arctic and have witnessed a decrease of the amount of Arctic ice in the sea. Many scientist have come up with ideas to tackle the problem, but there hasn’t been a solution that has greatly influenced the predicament at hand. Ultimately, when discussing what to do about the endangered animals, it is valuable to consider what the species needs in order to remain; a healthy population and genetic diversity. Andrew Derocher, biologist at the University of Alberta, and the rest of his team have come up with a few ways to combat these needs.
Climate change, specifically warmer temperatures, has extensively altered these habitats by reducing sea ice extent, thus affecting polar bears since they use it as a platform to travel, hunt, and rest. Changes in the timing of sea ice formation and break up limits the amount of time bears can feed off of seals during late and early summer, hence limiting the amount of fat they are able to store for later seasons. Lower rates of food intake and storage correlates to low reproductive rates, and since females do not have sufficient fat and mass required for successful parturition, they abstain from
Humans consider polar bears as one of the cutest animals on the planet. Not only are they adorable, but they are also going extinct because of the warming temperatures in the Arctic. But what the public does not know is that the warmer weather is not the only thing killing off these animals; it is truly cannibalism. Rod Sterling's story, "Monsters Are Due on Maple street," reveals this surprising truth in a similar way. The story takes place in an ordinary neighborhood that is supposedly being attacked by aliens. But Sterling is not writing about cute bears killing themselves, he is showing people aliens and space is not their enemy, but really themselves. Likewise, mankind’s worst foe is mankind itself.
Melting glaciers is the cause of global warming leading to floods, diseases and human health. The rate of migration and uneven of the economy has been increasing because of climate change. This will create the different of region and culture but also controversy and terrorists will take advantage of migration to put U.S security at risk of being attacked.
Often times when presented with raw facts it can be difficult for an audience to obtain information. In order to make information stick when writing it is important to make a strong connection with your audience. In the excerpt Martha Stewart and The Cannibal Polar Bears in Jon Mooallem’ new book Wild Ones the author makes a strong connection with the audience by seamlessly drawing you in by presenting closeness and familiarity. He simply puts himself to the position to where the reader must look up to him as an expert and someone they can relate to. The author also uses strong ethical based claims that make you almost feel bad for the polar bears. In the excerpt the mooallem explains a northern military fort that was known as “the polar bear capital of the world”. with its newfound title came tourists. And with the uprising in tourism comes with the rise in destruction. The author makes a very strong and and almost emotional connection not only to himself but the the polar bears
Almost anyone who will read this essay has undoubtedly heard of the climate phenomenon Global warming. Global warming is a topic that gets discussed very often nowadays, most notably during political debate and discussion. Politicians use certain stances on global warming to appeal to voter’s emotions and logic in order to gain votes and support for their campaign, however climate change is nothing new, during the past several hundred thousand years the Earth has heated up and cooled down and even experienced so called “ice ages”, which is a period where glacial deposits located at the northern and southern hemispheres have grown due to dramatic global cool downs. Don’t be confused by climate terminology though, the global warming so widely
The author states that the pollution hypothesis seemed the most likely cause of otters decline along the Alaskan coast and provides three reasons. In contrast, the professor states that the ongiong investigation show that the predation theory is mst likely the cause of the decline and sh.e opposes each of the author 's reasons
The article states that there is a rapid decline in the population of sea otters, the mammals found along the coast of California to Alaska. The article claims that the reason for the declination is because of environmental pollution and provides two reasons of support. However, the speaker refutes that the dwindling is due to predation.
Kowalczik lies on the ground as his 1,500-pound bear amigo, Jimbo, rests an overwhelming paw on his abdomen. He bolsters Jimbo a marshmallow from his mouth and giggles as a major bear tongue drools on his ear.
How does climate change affect Arctic animals? Climate change affects Arctic animals drastically by destroying their living habitat and food sources. Polar bears are having a hard time finding food because the ice caps are melting. They use the ice to rest on while hunting for seals, but since there is less ice it’s causing the polar bears to drown from exhaustion. Walruses can eat up to 200 pounds of clams each day. Clams are usually found near the continental shelf but with ice caps melting it is getting harder for walruses to find
Sealing hunting has been around for as long as europeans have lived on the North