Q: How does Ice loss affect the Arctic and its wildlife?
With climate change causing a decline in the arctic ice it is badly damaging the arctic and its wildlife. According to the World Wildlife Fund, “[Due to arctic ice loss] We are likely to see more forest fires and storm damage to coastal communities in the Arctic.” This is the case because the arctic is getting warmer temperature than it is used to causing more natural disasters to occur in the arctic. Not only is the arctic environment being affected by this climate change but it is also affecting the wildlife in the arctic. As a matter of fact Holly Zynda from Weather Underground talks about studies that predict that over the next 50 years there could be a decline in the polar bear population of as much as 30%. We can see just how much this ice loss is affecting the arctic and it makes us wonder if there a way to bring back the ice the arctic has lost and replenish the arctic.