Blog Post #3

  1. Progress

These are some graphs from http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Experiments/Biome/graphs.php#tundra. I will use the data in this graphs to create my own graphics for my website to be personalised and without the use of other’s images. I will also make a diagram of a food chain in the arctic tundra to explain how the organisms are organised, who is predator and who is prey. I am done with half of the information I will include on my website. My website has four headings which are: Population, Flora and Fauna, Climate and Global Warming and Other Problems. So far I have researched and learned about Climate and Global Warming and Other Problems. By this week I will be done with all of the research to have the complete product ready by next week. Using the app TextWrangler I am basically done making and designing my website. The only thing that I’m missing is inserting the images and missing information in the html file.


2. Establishing my voice

In my TED talk I will start mentioning facts and statistics about the arctic tundra biome. I will talk about the climate, the population, the flora and fauna, and basically everything that makes the arctic tundra what it is. After I get the audience hooked and interested in this biome I will talk about how humans are affecting it and the organisms that live in it.

The most serious danger is global warming. Numerous researchers stated that an unnatural weather change brought about by nursery gasses may wipe out Arctic areas, including the tundras there, until the end of time. The softening of the permafrost as an aftereffect of a dangerous atmospheric deviation could drastically change the scene and what species can live there. At the North and South Poles there is Ozone consumption and that implies more intense UV rays that will hurt the tundra. Higher temperatures will reduce snow cover, as indicated by a study. That, will diminish the daylight reflected once again into the climate and increment warming. A large portion of the territories will see vegetation change, and regions at present populated by bushes may have woody trees having their spot.

Another worry is that around 33% of the world’s soil-bound carbon is in tundra permafrost. As this solidified soil defrosts, its natural substance start to rot, discharging carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. The tundra can ease back to repair itself from physical unsettling influences. Exploration of oil, gas, and minerals and development of pipelines and streets can bring physical aggravations and territory discontinuity. Oil slicks can murder natural life and altogether harm tundra environments. Structures and streets put warmth and weight on the permafrost, making it liquefy.