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The article entitled, "Our growing taste for shrimp is bad news for climate change" by the author Erik Stokstad is about the fact that the demand of seafood is increasing just like the level of carbon dioxide emitted in the atmosphere and the oceans. Crustaceans, shrimp and lobsters are in constant demand for seafood restaurants, grocery stores and markets. The economy is doing well for this part, but it is not the same situation for the aquatic species and for the health of our planet.

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In the article “Sharks at risk of extinction from overfishing, say scientists.” I realized that over fishing was a big issue to many species. In Asia, sharks are fish for their fins to make a shark fin soup. When they fish the sharks, they cut their fins and they put the rest of the dead shark back in the water. The problem is that more than 100 millions of sharks are fished each years and sharks take a lot of time to reproduce and they take time to be full developed. Because of overfishing we became their #1 predators.

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The article "Unusually warm winter breaks up sea ice in the Arctic" by the author Maria-José Viñas, is about the temperature and about sea ice that is more sensitive to break these days. This important environmental problem is really dangerous for humans and our ecosystems, it also proves all the bad consequences of climate change. First, it is important to know that temperature, because of global warming, is increasing everyday. The sea level is also increasing, which is really dangerous for population, environment and also lead to natural disasters. Why?

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Andre Bergeron Geo Summary 3 (climate change)

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The article "World's great forests could lose half of all wildlife as planets warms- report" by the author Jonathan Watts is about how Global Warming and climate change affect the planet but mostly how much it affects forests and life around it. According to WWF, because of climate change from the Amazon forest to Africa, the disparition predictions and estimations are about 60% of plant species and 50% of animal species in the future 100 years. These datas are incredibly enormous and the situation is not improving, the negative consequences are incresing everyday.

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In the article “Loss of Bees Bad for Plants” by Chris Palmer published from The Scientist. The author writes about the horrible consequences of the loss of bees on the plants and the ecosystem in general. Bees have a “a monogamous relationship between pollinators and plants, ensuring that plants receive pollen from their own species.” (Palmer, 2013).  Therefore, one of the consequences is that because of low pollination, plants can’t reproduce, spread and grow. In addition, this can prevent some of the production of foods such as honey in which it depends on pollination.

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This article by “the American Institute of Biological Sciences”, talks about how water is becoming a scarce resource. As humans, we use a lot of water, to bathe, wash clothes and dishes, for production of food. Etc. However, even though water is considered to be a renewable resource because of rainfall, our over use of its availability leads to water shortages. This article stresses that the high demand for water can threaten biodiversity as well as basic human needs such as food production and drinking clean water.

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