Global warming and global climate change in general are causing shifts in the composition, density and distribution of Arctic vegetation. According to an article published in the prestigious journal Nature, the area’s present icy and hostile landscape is set to look completely different. The research team formed by Richard Pearson, a scientist at the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (New York, USA) and Theodore (Theo) Damoulas from Cornell University, (Ithaca, (USA), has shown this and claim that the rising temperatures associated with global warming will major changes in many Arctic regions. The scientists have reached these conclusions using new digital models.
The study is based on a forecast of calculations from observed temperature trends in which parameters and measurements have been used. It is anticipated that, by 2050 the Arctic’s appearance will have changed drastically; once that point is reached, the transformation will occur even faster, because the «feedback loop» phenomenon will be triggered.
The wooded areas in the Arctic could increase by as much as 50 percent over the next few decades and nearly half of the vegetation will become different. Obviously it is just a forecast, but if the current deforestation, warming and pollution trends continue, it is more than likely to become a reality. All these changes will prompt an environmental imbalance that will bring negative consequences for the entire planet.
This apocalyptic news, which is likely to be confirmed, is disheartening. Yet at Mirlo we think that we still have room for manoeuvre if we change the way we look at Nature. We believe that, if we do like our blackbird does, if we live making a positive impact and all make a joint effort, we can transform reality. We can swap this vicious circle of an unsustainable lifestyle for the virtuous circle of sustainability.
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