A Warming Planet Jolts the Iconic Creatures of the Galápagos | National Geographic

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/06/galapagos-climate-change-impacts-iconic-creatures/

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14 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint | National Geographic Channel

Read here: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/before-the-flood/articles/14-easy-ways-to-reduce-your-own-carbon-footprint/

What can you do

  • at home?
  • on the road?
  • at the store?

Questions:

  • How easy/difficult are these ways?
  • What other ways can individuals do?
  • How about countries and corporations? What can they do to collectively reduce carbon footprint?

Watch This Canadian Lake Falling Off A Cliff | IFL Science

Source: https://youtu.be/5FjrRDDnLIw

http://www.iflscience.com/environment/check-out-canadian-lake-falling-cliff/

The permafrost ice had held in the water for tens of thousands of years, but over time, wind, rain, and warmer temperatures eroded and melted the ice gradually until the walls gave way in July of this year. Officials say that the remaining half of the lake may be reunited with its more intrepid, mobile half in the near future if erosion continues to occur.

Although these collapses, called “thaw slumps,” are common in the Arctic, they are becoming more abundant and more severe than they were in the historical past due to consistently rising ground and air temperatures, according to the NTGS.

Questions:

  • What is the cause of this phenomenon?
  • What could be some issues that result from this?