For the love of the Arctic
Too many of the things we love could be changed forever by climate change.
Ann Daniels from Devon explains why she is acting on climate change:
‘I’m a mother of four children and live in Devon. For more than ten years I’ve been travelling and working in the Polar Regions as an explorer and scientist.
During my time up ‘North’ I’ve witnessed changes in the sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean and have experienced more extreme temperatures and unexpected storms.
This world is not ours and I would like, not only my children, but all the animals in the world to inherit a world we can be proud of. Give Mother Nature a helping hand, not a stamping foot.’The Arctic sea ice could disappear in the summer sometime between 2014 and 2040 and the consequences of this will be catastrophic to not only the indigenous flora and fauna but for weather patterns globally. Some Arctic species, such as narwhal, hooded and ringed seals, walrus and polar bears are very dependent on particular ice conditions. The loss of Arctic ice jeopardizes the very survival of these ice-dependent species.
This world is not ours and I would like, not only my children, but all the animals in the world to inherit a world we can be proud of. Give Mother Nature a helping hand, not a stamping foot.’
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