Oil spills, rising sea levels, melting glaciers, and rising temperatures are all realities of the warming planet.
Accidents at oil plants, on and off shore, can cause toxic chemicals to spread for miles and harm, and kill, many organisms. With shorter, warmer hunting seasons with less ice, polar bears, and other arctic species, are suffering loss of hunting grounds and time to hunt. That, combined with loss prey (seal hunting), is driving yet another species closer to endangerment and extinction. Even loss of habitat, caused by the building of the oil plants themselves, can catalyze the inhabitation of an entire ecosystem.