Climate change impacts on Arctic wildlife

This briefing shows that loss of sea ice habitat in the Arctic is already causing major problems for some Arctic species. This may well lead to population losses and even extinctions of marine mammal species in the future. A 2008 analysis of climate change in the Arctic noted that ‘Prevention through reductions in greenhouse gas emissions appears to be the only approach that can ensure the long-term conservation of Arctic marine mammals and Arctic ecosystems as we know them’.

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