Category: Climate

How Global Warming Impacts Wildfires

Every year, wildfires destroy thousands of homes and businesses all over the United States. However, they also can rejuvenate the environment if they stay relatively controlled. If a fire burns too much land and plants, then it could decimate entire ecosystems. Moreover, in recent years, scientists found that global warming is causing an increase in Read More

Polar Bears and Climate Change

Global warming is causing an overall decrease in sea ice distribution and structure. Arctic ecosystems and populations are exhibiting large-scale fluctuations in comparison to the naturally observed climate cycles. Large alterations of habitats cause shifts in trophic interactions, which can eventually lead to extinction. Populations of polar bears and other pagophilic species have been negatively Read More

Ozone Layer- Past and Present

The ozone layer is located about 9.3-18.6 miles above the Earth’s surface and serves as a barrier that absorbs the majority of the ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun. By absorbing the damaging ultraviolet rays, the ozone layer prevents them from reaching Earth and protects us from the dangerous consequences of ultraviolet exposure. Ultraviolet rays Read More