What Antarctic Ice Shelves Can Tell Us About Global Warming

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Originally published on BarryNerhus.com Over the last three decades, the Antarctic Peninsula has undergone immense change. Researchers attribute this to both atmospheric and oceanic warming. One large effect of this is the collapse of the Larsen A Ice Shelf in 1995 followed by the break up of Larsen B seven years later.…

Arctic Wildlife’s Fight Against Climate Change

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Originally published on BarryNerhus.com A recent study conducted by scientists from the University of Oxford has suggested an alternative approach to combating climate change in the Arctic: an increase in the populations of bison, reindeer, and wild horses throughout the grazing lands. The effects this rehabilitation would have on the Arctic…

How to Protect the Amazon Rainforest

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Originally published on BarryNerhus.com When people think of the Amazon, they imagine the largest rainforest in the world. The name conjures up images of acres of brilliant green, exotic species of animals, and trees alive with the sounds of birds and insects. What many don’t imagine is the once-beautiful landscape…