!!!Aspect 3: Climate change
Warming and acidification (probably due to the rise of carbon dioxide) have many effects: \\
* Ice caps are rapidly melting and summer sea ice will disappear in the Arctic within 20 years
* Ecosystems epitomized by polar bears and penguins will disappear within our children’s lifetimes
* Species’ ranges are galloping towards the poles
* Tropical reef corals are dying because of coral bleaching and disease
* Calcifying organisms like corals, snails, and major groups of plankton are gravely threatened because the oceans are becoming more acidic\\

[{Image src='jk09.jpg' caption='' width='700' class='image_left' alt='Arctic ice melting'}]\\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ 

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