Arctic Greening and how we can help slow it down

The Arctic Tundra is one of the coldest environments in the world but it’s also one of the most rapidly warming.  The greening of this region is a response to global warming, with the vegetation changing it affects the living organisms who live in the area too. The living plants in the regions are absorbing more carbon than usual, the permafrost will react to the climbing temperatures ultimately releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

 

For animals like the arctic fox, polar bear, musk ox, snowy owl, ect… these greenhouse gasses and temperature changes can have a huge affect not only on food sources but things like travel and mothering. 

 

The main cause of the greening is global warming and the temperatures are slowly increasing over the years. As humans, our everyday activities such as driving to school, grocery shopping, online shopping, eating out, it all contributes to global warming. With these tasks we do weekly if not daily we can adapt into minor changes to be a little better about our habits. Such as, keeping a reusable bag, walking instead of driving when you can, buying from sustainable brands and such forth. Even if it’s a small difference the arctic is depending on us for help.