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Write about a way in which continued climate change could affect a community of living things with which you are familiar.

15 Responses

  1. alec says:

    climate change could affect the population of mosquitos. Which if the world gets warmer the mosquitos won’t die because eventually there may not be a winter. Also if this happens more bugs won’t die off which makes my life worse because i hate bugs and im scared of some bugs.

  2. Caden says:

    My garden in which me and my mom grown plants such as beans and potatoes could become impossible to grow if their grow period keeps getting shorter and shorter. The only way to keep growing these plants if this happens is to have a greenhouse.

  3. Ally says:

    Anyone’s who traveled in North Dakota or even parts of southern Minnesota know how the ride can feel even longer because it’s just miles and miles of farm land. As temperatures rise it puts food availability and quality of food at risk. For a lot of these families this farmland is their whole lives and their main source of income.

  4. Josh says:

    If the climate warms up too much, the winter would not get cold enough to make the ticks go to sleep, and we would many more cases of limes disease. On top of that, the mountain pine beetles would not die, and the black hills would loose all of the pine trees. Also there would be no snow to ski on.

  5. olivia says:

    As climate changes warms the Earth, this year we have had many unseasonably warm days. This has lead to a much longer egg laying season for our chickens. Usually chickens stop laying eggs when it gets colder, except this year it has been very warm and so they are continuing to lay eggs. This might affect the longevity since they are laying so many more eggs a year then they should, but I don’t have enough chicken knowledge to say for sure. This warm weather may also be confusing for them, as there is snow on the ground and yet it is warm out. It might be to much for them to understand.

  6. allyssa says:

    Due to the gradual rise in temperature, the birds in my area–that would normally have migrated before the winter season–are still around. Continued climate change would worsen this condition to the point that the birds’ population sizes may experience decreases in size as more are left vulnerable in the cold. Similar disruptions might occur in other parts of the community, such as bears’ hibernation habits, and the effect would just snowball into everything else as well.

  7. Maddox says:

    With the issue of the warming climate and the growing issue of invasive species. The warming of lakes and rivers where many fish and other water species live are beginning to change and these local fish are starting to unnaturally shift habitats. Due to the major issue over invasive species such as zebra mussels, faucet snails, and starry stonewort. The local species of fish in Northern Minnesota have started to diminish or move away due to both of these issues.

  8. Frank says:

    If the climate warms too much in the winter the bears might wake up early in hibernation. when the bears wake up too early there food sources might have not returned so they are gonna have to look for something else. bears also might have to roam around a little to find food.

  9. chello says:

    If climate change got extremely bad then it could probably lead to less birds migrating as there wouldn’t be much of a reason as the snow wouldn’t be a problem anymore which I’m sure would lead to a few other species to be affected as well.

  10. Raegan says:

    Continued climate change will affect several living things, for example the deer population. With warming temperatures, deer are likely to expand their range north and also likely increase in abundance due to a better access of food. Deer will likely have better access to food as winters will likely not be as long or severe, allowing for the growth of plants that the deer feed on.

  11. Kyleisha says:

    Climate change will continue to affect a community of living things such as polar bears by the increasing temperature Earth is experiencing. Earth’s temperatures are rising twice as fast, and polar bears need a cold climate, their food source is also being declined because the increase in heat. The food sources are being affected by the climate too because they all need a cool climate, even the fish in the water they eat are being affected due to the rising waters because of the heat.

  12. matthew says:

    A way continued climate change could affect the living things I’m familiar with is by decreasing the length of winter. This would cause insects to stay longer and animals that hibernate like bears to stay out longer.

  13. Hailey says:

    Climate change is affecting the moose population due to temperatures rising. The tick population is booming, gathering on a moose and feeding on its blood eventually weakening it. The moose population depends on the deep snow but in recent years, they’ve been exposed to more and more parasites.

  14. Glenn says:

    it could end up being unchangeable and thing could also make housing unstable to live on there will also be a increased the amount of fossil fuels in the air.

  15. Gaven says:

    One way continued climate change could affect birds in my community is because it could change how the birds migrate. If the falls and winters become hotter the birds will show up when they aren’t supposed to and it could affect their food sources, water sources, shelter and nutrition.

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