Climate change: Warning from ‘Antarctica’s last forests’

Jonathan Amos


When I was around 10, I remember going to the movie theatre and watching movies that talked about wildlife in various corners of the world.  I always marveled at the animals in the wild, and admittedly cried at the predator prey scenes that ensued. There was always an underlying tone of tragedy, as these ecosystems were on their way to decline.  These movies and scenes always stuck with me, as they made me realize that the world was not limited to just my experience. Now, with the earth on an exponential decline, it is heartbreaking to see the effects that global warming is having, particularly in the Arctic.  At this point the facts are undeniable and these animals homes are being taken away, for good. Whenever I read articles in this nature, I am reminded of my 10 year old self who would watch hours of Animal Planet, and revel in the behavior of these species. It is both shocking and upsetting to see how much has changed in such a short span of time, but only motivates me further to look for a solution.

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