Over the past few decades, the Arctic has warmed at about twice the rate of the rest of the globe. The impact of this on the Arctic’s physical systems, biological systems, and human inhabitants is large and projected to grow throughout this century and beyond.
This report concludes that sea-levels will very likely rise by more than one meter by 2100 -- more than twice the amount given in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2007 assessment that had excluded the contribution of ice sheets from their projection.
This fact sheet details the largest issues facing the Arctic as a result of climate change, including the melting of permafrost and the subsequent release of methane and CO2, and provides an overview of how they negatively impact Arctic vegetation and the ability for Arctic species to survive.
This fact sheet focuses on the effects of new species migrating to the area and creating competition for food and possibly importing new parasites and diseases. In addition, migratory birds arriving to the Arctic from non-Arctic areas will experience the disappearance of their stop-over nesting sites as a result of rising sea levels.
This brochure describes the Bering Sea and Kamchatka Peninsula as an extremely diverse environment that is home to more than half of the United States’ caught seafood and one-third of Russia’s seafood harvest, among other species. It also explains WWF’s continued work in the region over the last 18 years.
For nearly a quarter century, Bristol Bay has been off limits to oil and gas development. But protection has been peeled away with the lifting of the Congressional moratorium in 2004 and Presidential Withdrawals in January, 2007.
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