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Unformatted text preview: 10 warmest years since 1990. Chapter nine draws our attention to two important dates: 1976 and 1988. During both of these years, the earth passed through the magic gate. One of the most powerful tools available to climate change is from birdwatchers, fishermen, and other nature watchers. At the ends of the earth, climate change is occurring at twice the rate seen anywhere else. This chapter basically emphasizes that in order to examine the impacts of rapid change, we must examine the cryosphere thoroughly. Chapter ten starts by saying how Antartica is turning green. There is much growing concern for the plankton, krill and other mammals that reside in Antarctica. The number of krills has decreased while the jelly-like organisms have increased. There is also concern for the Netsik, the most abundant mammal of the far north. In 1974, too little snow over for the seals to construct their dens. There is dwindling sea ice everywhere....
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2008 for the course ISP 221 taught by Professor Blah during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '08