Environmental Issues in the Polar Regions
National Geographic Xpeditions
Ocean Literacy Principles:OLP#5: The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.
OLP#6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.
The Polar Regions are frequently neglected in discussions of the environment, but they shouldn't be. The environment of the Polar Regions is particularly susceptible to human impacts such as pollution and the depletion of the ozone layer. Moreover, the effects of global warming on the Polar Regions are likely to have major repercussions in the rest of the world.
Students will learn about how environmental problems affect the Polar Regions, and they will create magazine ads to educate the public about these problems and to convince people to pay more attention to human impacts on the Arctic and Antarctic.
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