Elephants and Climate Change
Amazingly Intelligent Creatures
What Is climate change?
Climate change is the change or shift of global or regional climate patterns. It can be attributed to high levels of atmospheric of carbon dioxide produced mostly by mundane technology. Because of the industrial revolution, our carbon dioxide concentrations are 35% higher than they ever were before. There is no question that the that increased levels of greenhouse gases must cause the Earth to warm in response. with compelling evidence of climate change it has shown that there has been a rapid change in sea level rise,Warming oceans, global temperature rise, shrinking ice sheets, glacial retreat, declining arctic seas, and ocean acidification. "Scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal."
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Elephants, largest of all land mammals, are among the most beautiful and recognizable creatures on earth. With their complex intelligence and beyond human like instinct its hard not top love such amazing creatures. From poaching to global warming elephants population had decreased in the last 20th century. Habitat loss is the main thing threatening elephants peaceful existence. Elephants help extremely with the growth and evolution of nature. Not only to they move big trees and rocks with their tusks they also provide much diversity in plants. Because many plants depend on being eaten by elephants for the nutrient and the travel, they are very important to the ecosystem. Elephants are extremely intelligent animals and have incredible memories spanning on years form their past.
Effects on Elephants
Because habitat loss is an every growing factor in this millennium do to population growth and climate change, Elephants have continuously faced danger to their lives. Elephants feed mainly on grasses, leaves, bamboo, bark, and roots. With our climate on the rise soon the grasses and resources they eat will get dryer and dryer until they have nothing left. Aswell water recourse will become scarce. With these dryer and hotter condition calf survival will be majorly threatened. Since Elephant need to consume about 300 to 600 pounds of food a day, a lack of food would not suffice for them. However, we can do our best to clean up the environment and to stop contributing to the problem. From making a monthly donation to an elephants foundation or contributing to things such as saving the environment. Just bringing awareness to this problem is a step. There are many things we can do big or small to help end this global catastrophe.