The Arctic Tundra is such an extreme environment where the temperatures can stretch below the negatives and the harsh winds don’t make it much easier. These social animals which live in groups of seven to ten individuals this helps greatly with survival helping them greatly with survival (Mech, 2006). Canis lupus arctos is the scientific term for the Arctic wolf (Klappenbach, 2008).The class of this special animal is Mammalia the reason for this is that as that they have 3 middle ear bones, hair, and the production of milk by modified sweat glands called mammary glands. The Order is Carnivora the reason for this is that they feast on the meat (Alpha of WolfSpirits, 2011). The family it falls under is Canidae this is the biological family of carnivorous and omnivorous mammals.
How is polar bear cub survivability being affected by global warming? Polar Bear numbers are currently in decline. A main factor of this is the loss of polar bear cubs because of the global warming.  it has been confirmed by the U.S Geological Survey Alaska Science Center, that polar bear cubs are drowning due to the loss of ice and are forced to swim long distances. The issue The researchers have been tracking the bears with GPS tracking collars in order to determine the extent of their journeys.
Rising temperatures are already affecting Alaska, where the spruce bark beetle is breeding faster in the warmer weather. These beetles now breed an extra generation each year, this brings more problems, from 1993 to 2003, they ruined (chewed up) 3.4 million acres of Alaskan forest. Melting glaciers and land-based ice sheets also add to rising sea levels. This threatens low-lying areas around the globe with beach erosion, coastal flooding, and also contaminates the fresh water supplies. At
Polar bears are the apex predator in Arctic marine ecosystems and are exposed to high levels of pollutants that are magnified with each step higher in the food web. Most of the pollution in the Arctic is transported northward by the large rivers draining into the Arctic and on wind and ocean currents that bring pollutants from southern latitudes. The pollutants of most concern are organochlorines that are, or were, used in industry or as pesticides. A key characteristic of the pollutants is that they are persistent in the environment and resist degradation. Unfortunately, many of the organochlorine pollutants are lipophilic or "fat loving" and bond tightly to fat molecules.
Effects of Global Warming on Walruses When people talk about global warming, they think of the polar ice caps being melted and humans causing too much pollution in the air from various activities. It is actually an overall increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s surface caused by gases being trapped in the atmosphere by the “greenhouse effect” . From the North down to the South Pole temperatures are rising and the world is heating up fast. This has caused many changes in the nature of things. One such victim of the change in our climate is a pinniped most commonly known as the walrus.
Through out the seasons, the temperature greatly varies. This biome has very cold winters and hot summers. Deciduous forests are homes to many animals like the Black Bear, Fox, Brown Bear, Cardinal, Gray Squirrel, and Raccoon. Each animal must have special adaptations to live in this biome. Many animals hibernate through out the long and cold winters.
Wildlife depends on healthy habitats. They need the right temperatures, fresh water, food sources, and places to raise their young. The climate change is altering the key habitats elements critical to wildlife’s survival. The Arctic is experiencing the effects of climate change more than any other place. The melting Arctic’s ice removes hunting ground for polar bears.
The Northern Spotted Owls are very territorial. They have large areas of the territory. They mostly feed on small rodents. The trees for their area must have holes, for nesting, and the trees must be high but open enough to fly through. Although, a lot of the forests are being cut down by timber companies.
The Amur, or Far Eastern leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is one of the eight subspecies of leopard. It is only found in the Russian Far East and North East China and there are fewer than 40 individuals left in the wild, making it one of the world’s most endangered big cats. For this reason, it is listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN. Amur leopards live in the temperate forests of Far Eastern Russia, experiencing harsh winters with extreme cold and deep snow, as well as hot summers. The species is adapted to a cool climate and has thick fur which grows up to 7.5 cm long in winter.
The temperatures are rising and the ice is melting. If the North Pole melts, then water levels will rise and many islands and some coast will be underwater. The polar bears are also becoming extinct because their homes are melting away. To me, the answer to how to stop this is to try and stop or diminish the air pollution rate. We have to cut down on the factory usage, and car pool when going places.