I was here for a hike this time last year and the ice was at least a meter higher than it is right now!
In Jacques Tardi’s “The Arctic Marauder” the relationship between science, ethics, and violence are commonplace. During the course of the graphic novel two crazed scientists, Louis-Ferdinand Chapoutier and Carlo Gelati, and Chapoutier’s nephew Jerome Plumier devise a plan to destroy the world, without once thinking of the moral complications of their acts. Much like the characters in the novel, this issue has been present throughout contemporary history, especially that concerning military actions
This 500 year old cultural artifact is degrading due to severe changes in climate
To find out how warm-blooded animals survive in the Arctic conditions. Background information: The Arctic conditions are extreme; they consist of sub-zero temperatures, heavy snow, strong winds and ice. To survive these conditions animals must keep a constant body temperature to maintain the optimum temperature for essential chemical reactions to take place. If a living cell cools to a temperature below 0°C then ice crystals can form which will puncture the cell membrane causing the cell to burst.
The Arctic tundra, a vast plain of ice and water, is located on the northern poles of the Earth. Characterized by its low precipitation, minimum sunlight, and a layer of permafrost- a thick layer of ice that never thaws away- this biome is very cold, with temperatures as low as negative 70oC. One specific population that has adapted to this harsh environment is the polar bears. The Arctic tundra’s extreme temperatures have caused species, specifically polar bears, to adapt to it. Polar bears feed on animals that live underwater; therefore, they are extremely strong swimmers