I found a post today about the biodiversity risks associated with climate change that really sparked my interest. What I really liked about this add is that it was short and simple. It made a great point about how there are many other species in the Arctic besides polar bears that are at risk. Polar bears get the most recognition because they are charismatic megafauna creatures, but they are just one part of the food chain. Less ice in the Arctic means less reflection going back out into the atmosphere which means more absorption and faster melting. There are many other creatures that depend of the Arctic ice other than polar bears; Algae, invertebrates, birds, fish and mammals further up on the food chain. I completely agree with the article when it says that most of our society seems to focus on the mega fauna creatures that are being affected by climate change. But in reality even the small bacteria and small fish are just as important in our world of biodiversity.

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