Arctic Circle

By : Lillianna Roland

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What is the arctic circle?

The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. As of 3 February 2016, it runs 66°33′46.1″ north of the Equator. The region north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone just to the south is called the Northern Temperate Zone


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_Circle

ARCTIC CIRCLE THREATS

Global Warming

There are many threats against the arctic circle. For instance, global warming. This has been going on for a while and now the permafrost is melting. The glaciers are receding and the sea ice is going away. Changes in the Arctic will not only affect local people and ecosystem but also the rest of the world, because the Arctic plays a special role in global climate.


http://www.greenfacts.org/en/arctic-climate-change/

Ways we can stop global warming

  • reduce the amount of carbon dioxide release
  • use less energy
  • use less cars/automobils


http://globalwarming-facts.info/50-tips/2/

www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/gsteps.asp

POLLUTION

Another major threat is pollution. With many animals in the arctic including the polar bear, Arctic fox, Arctic wolf, pacific salmon, and seals, we are harming all of them with pollution. There are many ways we pollute including nuclear wastes and trash. If we want to save the animals and the Arctic then we should stop polluting.


http://arcticcircle.uconn.edu/NatResources/sustain.html

http://www.worldwildlife.org/places/arctic

Climate

Animals we could be harming