Climate Change and American Pika

What is climate change?

Climate change is when there is rising levels of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere that have warmed the Earth and are causing wide-ranging impacts, including rising sea levels; melting snow and ice; more extreme heat, fires and drought; and more extreme storms.

About the American Pika

The American Pika

The American Pika, a cousin of the rabbit, lives in the mountains of Western American. Now that the American Pika has disappeared from Oregon and Navada, they have been put on the endangered species list with protection over them to stop extinction. For the past 12,000 years the Ameican Pika has been receding. The species has been believed to be ariginated from Siberian ancestors that crossed the former land bridge between Asia and Alaska. American Pikas are now found Wyoming, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico, Navada, California and western Canada. The American pika is dying out because they have become accustom to mountain rage weather and when temperatures drop under 78 degrees Fahrenheit they can freeze and die.