Essay On Ice Melting in Arctic and Antarctic


Documented since 1979, ice within the Arctic and Antarctic has been melting, which has been causing sea levels to rise, and habitats to disappear. Gale in Context describes what’s happening within polar areas, and the changes that are happening with that process. Within the world’s polar areas, major amounts of ice have been melting at different rates. This has been researched since 1979. Overall, scientists predict substantial loss of ice cover, and thinning and shrinking ice (Gale 1). Ultimately, this evidence is important because it lists the facts. This information lists how the ice within the Arctic has been developing. Also, it lists the date of when scientists began tracking this. This evidence gives us background info on the ice, and how it continues to happen. It even goes on to say that “Although the rate and extent of melting can vary each year, the overall trend indicates a substantial loss of ice cover” (Gale 1). This allows us to understand how the ice will continue to melt and how it will affect us. SIRS Issue Researcher describes how the world is learning more about this problem and what can be done. As the world begins to learn more about the rising sea levels then they will realize it’s a real problem. As we learn about the problem, we can understand the physical changes and roles of ice masses (SIRS 3). Firstly, this evidence is essential because it explains the global impact. For example, the evidence is telling us that when the world gets more involved we have better opportunities. Since the world is learning more about this issue and what its consequences are, it allows us to understand what we can and need to do. As the world continues to learn more and more about this issue, we can figure out how to solve it. In conclusion, as the polar ice caps continue to melt, we need to work together to find solutions and to learn more about the problem. 

Given that the polar ice caps are melting, many polar animals especially polar bears are losing their habitats. Gale in Context describes who is being impacted by the issue in the arctic, and why it is important. By the mid-twenty-first century, there will be no more ice in the Arctic Ocean. This could pose hardships for sea animals, especially narwhals, which depend on ice cover to hide them from predatory killer whales, and polar bears, along with pacific walruses, who depend on year-round ice for reaching food sources (Gale 3). This evidence is important to this research because it allows us to understand who is being impacted. Additionally, this helps people understand the situation the polar bears are in, and to helps people get involved. This evidence allows us to envision which animals specifically will be impacted, as well as the animals that need our help the most. Finally, this allows us to know what will happen if we don’t get involved. Jane Palmer, a reporter from the BBC, describes how polar bears are being impacted by melting ice. She also illustrates the importance of this issue by providing solutions. In conservation, we have an existing model that when there is a challenge to a species or a habitat, we can build a fence to protect the habitat, or we can hire guides to protect the species from poachers, and then we can go home and sleep thinking that we have saved them. But we can't build a fence protecting sea ice from rising temperatures. This is a conservation challenge that can't be met in the Arctic, it has to be met by all of us, by you and me, wherever we live (Palmer 4).  This evidence is important because it allows us to find solutions. This helps people understand how this situation started and how it was caused. This evidence allows us to understand this situation, and how it differs from past similar problems. 

 To resolve this issue, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has been making recommendations regarding climate change to the United Nations. Furthermore, NASA has dedicated a research facility of National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).  Jane Palmer, a reporter from the BBC, describes the importance of saving polar animals by giving more solutions regarding the ongoing ice melting. As the climate continues to warm, sea ice starts to disappear and polar bears would face a dwindling habitat. The only thing - that will save polar bears, is to stop the rise of greenhouse gases and stop the warming of the planet (Palmer 2). This evidence is important because it allows us to understand the issue. This also allows us to find solutions. This helps people understand how this situation started and how it was caused. This evidence blames greenhouse gases, and us because it truly is our fault that global warming started. The evidence allows us to question the way we are living. In conclusion, we need to get involved to help save not only polar bears but all polar animals from this growing issue. Additionally, SIRS Issue Researcher describes how the world is learning more about this problem and what can be done. Moore of the University of Lapland, the research outlines a range of measures including building sea walls to block warm water, constructing physical supports to prevent the collapse of ice sheets as they melt, and drilling into ice to pump cooled brine to the base of a glacier. (SIRS 3). Additionally, this evidence is important because it gives us a solution to our issue. The evidence is telling us that this could be a way for us to save polar ice caps and glaciers from extinction. This solution focuses mainly on the ice rather than the animals. So there would need to be another solution for them. Since the world is learning more about this issue. We can come up with similar solutions to this. In Conclusion, we need to work together to find solutions to solve this increasing issue. 

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