After reading the Snow and Ice section of our textbook, I was really drawn to MacAuley’s distress over the melting snowcaps and icebergs. I know that my last post was based on the environment as well but, the world is in trouble! Real trouble! The polar ice caps are more vital to the health of the planet than the general public believe. Many believe that there is nothing there. People are os wrong! There is a whole ecosystem found in the Arctic and in Antartica. There are many kinds of fish that only live in the freezing water, invertebrates that are being discovered every year and many microscopic and macroscopic organisms vital to the survival of other organisms. There are two very well known animals though: the polar bear and penguins. Polar bears and penguins are going extinct. That is the truth. There is no going around it. Organizations try and use these adorable animals to try and save the whole ecosystem because of the public sees an adorable animal in trouble, they are more inclined to help out. If the ice caps continue to melt, the oceans will become colder, killing off the sea animals found in tropical climate which will further cause the unbalancing of the elements on Earth. Moreso, the sea levels will rise, entering the land and causing issues on the land between sinking towns, destroying habitat and even causing more animals and plants to go extinct. I’m going to end with this…. Everything on this planet is interconnected. Earth is one big organism itself. If one area fades away and eventually disappears, the other areas reap consequences.