Climate change due to anthropogenic causes poses several possible threats to cetaceans. Obvious consequences will be the increase in sea temperature and the subsequent melting of polar ice and drowning of coastal plains, along with changes in levels of primary productivity, which could severely affect the prey distribution of marine mammals. Other less direct implications include; an increase in the frequency and velocity of storms; severe storm events could cause substantial physical damage to habitats and species.
How can you help??
Here are a few simple tips on how you can take action on Climate Change.
1. Reduce, reuse, recycle – reduce the amount of waste you create by choosing what rubbish you throw away. Before you throw those items away, think about how they can be reused.
Recycling is an important factor in conserving natural resources and greatly contributes towards improving the environment.
2. Household energy – Turn off the lights when you leave a room, turn appliances off rather than leaving them on standby, investigate, take the ‘Climate Week Energy Switch’ and switch your electricity and gas supply to green energy company Ecotricity, and encourage other people to do the same.
3. Save water – take a shower rather than a bath, turn the tap off while you clean your teeth, repair leaks as soon as they appear, make sure dishwashers and washing machines are full before you use them
For more information on how to make simple changes with big impacts, go to Climate Change at Home