Vulnerability of Flora and Fauna in Polar Climate

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Polar climate

  • 3 main ecosytems 
  • permant ice cover, below average, none
  • permafrost: soil and rock ground which is permanatley frozen to 2 consecuative summers
  • tundra- some shrubs grow and its 7'c

Human 

oil and gas development 

  • results in loss of habitat, to flora and fauna in the ecosystem 
  • development happens in northen alaska 
  • construction of the transatlantic line from pruodhoe bay to valdez = harder for animals to cross
  • 8 billion in oil 

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