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Should they pay for our faults?

Climate change is not only endangering us, but also animals; it is because of us that they are dying . Informing people about it is the first step to make them aware of it. There are many critical aspects that people should know about, for example the death of thousands of penguins, as Sally Deneen explains. The problems and dangers that animals are facing is the issue Liz Langley and the previously mentioned Sally Deneen talk about. Liz is an award-winning writer who writes for National Geographic and Sally is a journalist aware of the climate change. Both of them offer a clear view of the effects of these changes on animals.

Liz Langley explains the critical situation of moose in North America because of the climate change:

“Moose weigh in at up to 1,800 pounds with antlers that can span 6.5 feet across, yet it’s harder to spot one in North America these days. From British Columbia to New Hampshire, moose populations are in decline and, the New York Times reports, climate change widely figures into speculation about a culprit. From shorter winters increasing the numbers of moose parasites like winter ticks, to warmer winters exposing these cold-weather animals to potentially fatal heat stress, the majestic moose doesn’t seem to be weathering the weather.”

Besides, Sally Deneen offers a view of what some birds are suffering:

“Even before the public at large became hip to global warming, many birds already moved up the start of their annual migrations by as much as three weeks in response to rising temperatures. Some other wildlife began behaving differently than normal – and some perished. Example: Tens of thousands of Adelie penguins have died in the Antarctic, apparently because ice no longer extends far enough into the sea for them to reach their breeding grounds.”

REFERENCES: -Liz Langley, October 17, 2013, from “The heat is on: which animals will win or lose in climate change?”, retrieved on December 16, 2013,http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/10/17/the-heat-is-on-which-animals-will-win-or-lose-in-climate-change/

-Sally Deneen, “Wildlife”, retrieved on December 16, 2013,http://www.thedailygreen.com/living-green/definitions/wildlife

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