Change Comes to the Arctic: A Photographic Journey

12/8/09

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Moffen Island Walrus will also suffer as the ice melts. With fearsome tusks, a walrus doesn’t necessarily pay much attention to passing humans, though singing and dancing may attract them. On the Arctic’s Pacific side, where most walrus live, ice is vital because it carries mother and newborn pups on a safe platform across food-rich seas. Now that ice is vanishing, the pups are dying from drowning, starvation and from trampling by adult walrus as they try to make an unnatural home on land.

Alun Anderson is a member of Xconomy's board and the author of After the Ice: Life, Death, and Geopolitics in the New Arctic. Follow @

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  • peppanicky

    Yawn. Another NON scientific warmist attempt to evangelize….

    The pictures are wonderful though….

  • Too bad

    What a shame you weren’t around as the Ice Age (or the more recent Little Ice Age) ended. You could have rung the global warming alarms and ensured that nothing happened to change the Ice Age climate. Come to think of it, you would have been useful during the entire 4.5 billion years of Earth’s climate change history. What a shame, indeed.

  • http://www.gmail.com chazmine

    i hate ignorant actions such as this. great photography though.