Flashcards in Climate Change Threats Deck (5)
What side is increasing dramatically?
The eastern side ice sheet
What is the Antarctica peninsula (west)?
Particularly sensitive to small rises in temperature - experienced increases of 3 degrees in last 50 years
Warming impact on physical/living environment?
Penguin colonies changes
Melting of snow covered vegetation
Decline in krill
Ice shelves breaking up
What has the temperature been like on the eastern side?
It has risen a lot less