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Climate Change in the Antarctic! by Mind Map: Climate Change in
the Antarctic!
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Climate Change in the Antarctic!

De-forestation- A human cause

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/10/081030-satellites-video-ap.html

The Albedo Effect

http://www.lotsofessays.com/viewpaper/1709446.html

http://maps.grida.no/library/files/climate-change-ice-and-snow-and-the-albedo-effect_thumbnail.jpg

Causes

Increase in population- A human cause

Leads to an increase in the burning of fossil fuels, this also leads to an increase in c02

Leads to an increase in vehicles, therefore an increase in the levels of c02.

Effects

Positive

Human, More tourism, Harbour open all year round, No unemployment

Physical, More materials found, Will absorb CO2, Fisherman can make money and feed population, Oil

Ecological, More cod and prawns, More forestation, Oil found, so more fossil fuels can be burnt

Negative

Human, Perma frost melting so houses are sinking, Eroding coast line so town is being lost

Physical, Rising sea levels, Salt concentration decreasing, Eroding coastline

Ecological, Salmon dying from increasing parasite population, Polar bear population decreasing

Importance

The sheer amount of frozen water stabilizes sea levels on a global scale.

The Arctic's surfaces reflect suns heat, and helps to keep the earth cool.

9 countries each own part of the Arctic and share the resources which it supplies.

The Arctic stabilizes mixture of salt and water.

The Arctic is home to a large ecosystem, and if the ice melts then the majority of the wild life that resides there wouldn't survive.