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Arctic Fever

3.14  ·  Rating Details  ·  42 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Strange things are happening north of the Arctic Circle as sea ice melts and old boundaries dissolve, tearing at ancient strands of one of the planet's most fragile food webs.
ebook, 16 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by OnEarth Magazine
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Mar 26, 2011 Cheryl rated it it was ok
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This article was published in the Spring 2011 edition of OnEarth magazine.

There were interesting tidbits interspersed throughout the somewhat dry article. (view spoiler)
David James
May 11, 2013 David James rated it really liked it
An article not a book, but a good examination of the dire state of the food chain in the Arctic. With few species there to begin with, there's not much room for the loss of even one, be it plankton, cod, seals, polar bears, or anything in between. Yank just one species from the stack, and the whole thing can go tumbling quickly since there is nothing readily at hand to replace it. Whatever feeds on the lost species goes hungry, thins out, and on up the chain we go.

As the Arctic climate rapidly s
Janet Arroyo
Jan 02, 2015 Janet Arroyo rated it it was amazing
Climate change

This book deals with the reality of climate change. It describes how the food web is affected starting with the polar bear. This warming change is causing a cataclysmic effect on the earth. This is definitely a good informative book to read.
Nov 19, 2011 Jim rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2011, nonfiction
This is a long article rather than a book. It takes a look at the impact of climate change on the arctic eco-system. It explains the impact of the diminishing ice pack on the species that inhabit the arctic and, in particular, the food web that nourishes life in the arctic. This is available in the Kindle singles series which I find to be a good source of high quality nonfiction works.
Jul 11, 2011 Lindsay rated it liked it
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Realising that this was an article rather than a book does help explain its brevity. It was interesting focusing on one particular place and the effects they had seen from global warming, and the likely consequences in the future though.
Jun 17, 2011 Cathy rated it liked it
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This was a magazine article about the arctic food web - a little more elaborate than the usual view of a food chain. Details lessening of pack ice due to global warming. Interesting read.
Apr 15, 2016 Kendra rated it liked it
Basic overview of the concerns of global warming in the Arctic region. Would be for those with little to no prior knowledge on the subject.
Nov 03, 2011 Nancy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very insightful - anecdotal incidents proving that life has changed forever in the far north - and not for the better.
Jen Smith
It was interesting to read about an area that I know and love. Quick read too.
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Bruce Barcott is an American editor, environmental journalist and author. He is a contributing editor of Outside and has written articles for The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Mother Jones, Sports Illustrated, Harper's Magazine, Legal Affairs, Utne Reader and others. He has also written a number of books including, The Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier (1997 ...more
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