I think spreading awareness about how climate change is affecting animals is key. If we spread the word about how in danger these animals are in and how their habit is disappearing. I feel that this generation truly has to power to change how we treat the world and how we litter and use coal.
The biggest threat to the polar bear is the loss of its sea ice habitat due to global warming. As suggested by its specific scientific name (Ursus maritimus), the polar bear is actually a marine mammal that spends far more time at sea than it does on land. It is on the Arctic ice that the polar bear makes its living, which is why global warming is such a serious threat to its well-being. What makes me truly sad is it seems in the world that so few people care about polar bears and the fact that they are going close to extinction and yet so few people are talking about the global warming crisis.
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The tiny pika, a cousin of the rabbit that lives on mountain peaks in the western United
States, is running out of options.
In fact, they have already disappeared from over one-third of their previously known habitat in Oregon and Nevada. Now, the situation is so dire that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering the pika for protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Because these small mammals have adapted to cold alpine conditions, pikas are intolerant of high temperatures and can die from overheating when exposed for just a few hours
Global warming is impacting waterfowl around the world, changing their habitats, food sources and migration cycles.
One of the most important waterfowl breeding areas in North America is the Prairie Pothole Region on both sides of the U.S./Canadian border in the northern Great Plains. Models of future drought conditions in the region due to global warming project significant declines in Prairie Pothole wetlands–up to 91 percent.
This could lead to a 9-69 percent reduction in the abundance of ducks breeding in the region, affecting populations of mallards, gadwall, blue-winged teal, northern pintails, canvasbacks, redheads and ruddy ducks throughout North America’s flyways.