Climate Change

Impacts of Climate Change

  • Because of climate change, the loss of Arctic Sea ice is destroying the habitats of polar bears and walruses, threatening their survival.
  • Because of climate change, in the Caribbean, warmer temperatures are skewing gender ratios of sea turtles, undermining the stability of the species.
  • Because of climate change, winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing could become a thin of the past in many areas of the U.S.
  • From trout fishing in Montana to waterfowl hunting in Arkansas, many recreational activities enjoyed by Americans are at risk from climate change.
  • Most of us will experience climate change in the form of extreme weather: floods, droughts, heat waves, and stronger storms and hurricanes.
  • Globally, climate change is causing glacial melt, sea level rise, loss of Arctic Sea ice, increased insect infestation, wider spread diseases and extreme weather events.