One of the greatest case studies discussed in class regarding the impact of climate change is the modern day topography of Madagascar. While the initial cause of the desertification of Madagascar was caused by over logging and the exploitation of natural resources, the even further damage was caused by climate change and can be seen as an example of what could hypothetically happen in areas with dying vegetation. There are areas of Madagascar are completely eroded away due to the lack of trees and trees that grow back are immediately cut down again to be used by the population of Madagascar. This erosion has led to desertification of the land. Water that does come in contact with the land is unable to stay in the land because there is no vegetation to catch it - it turns into runoff which leads to landslides and mudslides.
Imagine a world with no Arctic ice cap, no Arctic animals, and no Arctic ecosystem. Climate change, which is also known as global warming, is taking a toll on the Arctic ecosystem and endangering many different animal species and wildlife living in the Arctic. To understand why the Arctic animals as well as the Arctic ecosystem is threatened, an understanding of climate change is needed. By definition, climate change is the rise in average surface temperatures on Earth, mainly due to the burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) and secondarily the clearing of land, resulting in a rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels or also known as “the greenhouse effect” (Dunbar). Evidence has shown that there is a distinct correlation
This project is just one example of the many ways that Ducks Unlimited works in the environment. “The decline of waterfowl populations and the loss of wetlands are high-ranking environmental concerns in North America.” (Granzio and Cross, 1). Ducks Unlimited is important. Without their projects and work, waterfowl levels wouldn’t be where they are today, which would be damaging for the environment. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s main focus is to protect the animal, the environment, and to make sure that these things increase in size and numbers.
Other places such as Pinckney Island and the Savanah Wildlife Refuge also showed a lot of plant and animal diversity. Many of the other places showed either or a lot more of one than the other. Beside the plant and animal aspect, we payed close attention to the management of the area. We were looking to see how well taken care of the area may have been, if it was cleaned, if it was left in its more natural state, and if what they were doing to the area was helping to preserve and conserve the area. Congaree Park, had a boardwalk, and some areas to sit but as far as the management, there was little to none.
only so much land is grassland. It is imperative that we as a nation do all we can to conserve the rangeland for future generations. With increasing populations, land use changes will continue to carve into the rangeland for industrial uses, cropland, and built up areas. Rangeland not only supplies agricultural products but holds essential natural resources such as water, wildlife, and recreation. The livestock industry depends on the rangeland for forage.
The animals that thrive and procreate in the rainforests will be left with no shelter and could increase their chances of becoming extinct. Trees are a vital instrument for regulating the air and the atmosphere. As more and more trees begin to decline, carbon dioxide influences greenhouse gases, global warming, and soil erosion. However, why is deforestation occurring if there are all of these
The greenhouse effect is not just beneficial, it is imperative to all life that it warms the earth enough to prevent a global ice age. Unfortunately, humans, just like Lennie, are taking it too far by causing the opposite effect. Humans essentially are over-warming the earth with rising emissions and the use of crude sources of energy. As a result, the ice caps would melt. If the ice caps were to melt, the sea level would rise exponentially, which would affect modern coastal cities and arctic wildlife.
It also evaluates the effectiveness of these solutions. Global warming is an issue that is not new to us. It has already warmed by 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit since 1900s ("Global Warming Is Happening Now"). Ecosystems are feeling the heat and are struggling to maintain their lives. It is easy to observe that the effect of global climate change on the Earth.
In another article written by Amanda Macmillan summarizes the effects global warming has on nature due to the cause of overload of carbon dioxide and forest deforestation. First, the text states earth’s rising “temperatures are fueling longer and hotter heat waves, more frequent droughts, heavier rainfall, and more powerful hurricanes”, which is not good news for us living here on planet earth. And it doesn’t stop there-there are also the effects of global warming creating even more “intense allergy seasons”, and the frequent sea level rise happening around the world.obviously these problems are not convenient for us we shouldn’t ignore this any more change must come. Other major examples found on a website called livescience.com it states “heavier flooding and precipitation” will come in result of global warming, and over the last 100 years the global temp has gone up .4 degrees celsius. These stats might not seem like a lot but they are having drastic effects on our
When a species population diminishes there is no longer an excess which can be readily hunted. Controlling the wildlife populations would tremendously help with this issue and many others. Certain rural Colorado wildlife species that are commonly hunted are experiencing population shifts that influence the lives of Department of Wildlife (DOW) employees, ranchers, and hunters. There are many varied causes for unsteady wildlife populations. These causes include human intervention, such as automobile accidents, overhunting, pollution and/or the availability of natural resources.