Sea Ice and Ecological impact is here for all to see in this article. With Obama visiting Anchorage this week on a 3 day visit to learn about and witness for himself there is an opportunity. Please share and reblog to help raise this critical issue so the US can at least take note and join in full the endeavours to minimise ecological damage.
In this aerial photo taken on Sept. 23, 2014 and released by NOAA, some 1500 walrus are gather on the northwest coast of Alaska. Pacific walrus looking for places to rest in the absence of sea ice are coming to shore in record numbers, according to NOAA. (AP Photo/NOAA, Corey Accardo)
Walruses have become stranded in the Arctic. Due to the Arctic sea ice this year being in the ‘top 10’ of the small extents recorded, the walruses have been forced to come to shore on a remote island in Alaska. The extreme loss of the Arctic sea ice is the result of climate change. The lack of sea ice means there is no place for the walruses to rest and feed on, so they have been forced to come ashore and risk stampedes and death. “Walruses often flee haulouts in response to the sight, sound, or odor of humans…
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