Climate Change in the Antarctic!

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

1. De-forestation- A human cause

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

2. The Albedo Effect

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

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

3. Causes

3.1. Increase in population- A human cause

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

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

4. Effects

4.1. Positive

4.1.1. Human

4.1.1.1. More tourism

4.1.1.2. Harbour open all year round

4.1.1.3. No unemployment

4.1.2. Physical

4.1.2.1. More materials found

4.1.2.1.1. Will absorb CO2

4.1.2.1.2. Fisherman can make money and feed population

4.1.2.1.3. Oil

4.1.3. Ecological

4.1.3.1. More cod and prawns

4.1.3.2. More forestation

4.1.3.3. Oil found, so more fossil fuels can be burnt

4.2. Negative

4.2.1. Human

4.2.1.1. Perma frost melting so houses are sinking

4.2.1.2. Eroding coast line so town is being lost

4.2.2. Physical

4.2.2.1. Rising sea levels

4.2.2.2. Salt concentration decreasing

4.2.2.3. Eroding coastline

4.2.3. Ecological

4.2.3.1. Salmon dying from increasing parasite population

4.2.3.2. Polar bear population decreasing

5. Importance

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

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

5.3. 9 countries each own part of the Arctic and share the resources which it supplies.

5.4. The Arctic stabilizes mixture of salt and water.

5.5. 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.