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Climate Change

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What IS climate change?
Climate change is the broad term used to describe global changes in temperature, wind patterns, currents, and storms. Scientists now agree that these changes are being caused to a great degree by the excess carbon dioxide and methane released by human activities, primarily the burning of fossil fuels. These gases create a greenhouse effect that traps heat at the earth's surface.

How is preventing global warming related to protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?
There are many reasons for weaning ourselves off dependence on oil and other fossil fuels. Reducing the greenhouse effect is one, and protecting wild lands from drilling is another. Click for more information about climate change evidence within the Arctic Refuge.

 
 
 

Arctic Impacts

Arctic Impacts

Alaska is warming faster than anywhere on earth. Wildlife and communities face mounting impacts as sea ice melts, lakes dry up, and coasts erode yet risky oil, gas, and coal mining further fuel the problem. Alaska’s renewable energy solutions can reduce greenhouse gas emissions to achieve a sustainable future.

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Things You Can Do

Things You Can Do

Here are specific things you can do at home, work, school, in your community, etc. Take some action!

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Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is a critical component of slowing climate change. Click here to visit our renewable energy page, and learn more about the various sources of renewable energy.

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Links

Links

Explore the attached links to find more information on climate change.

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