Hello my name is bruce. I am polar bear living in the chilly and cold arctic. Today I am going to be traveling around my biome, and showing you the beautiful place I live.
All of this cold icey stuff around me contains carbon.
This super cold water under my feet dissolve and absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide. When the nasty warm weather roles around, the carbon is released into the air from being pushed to surface level by the warm water.
Though the few trees there are here in the chilly weather, these trees let that carbon stuff into the atmosphere through a process called photosynthesis. They tell me that's how they eat, but I think its barbaric.
Ahh the Beauty of the arctic. To bad I don't have a lovely woman to spend these lonely days with. Oh well, I'd probably eat her children anyways for the lack of food these days.
Soon, my beautiful home will be destroyed and the ice and snow will be no more. Along with me and all of my friends.
Sooner or later my habitat will turn into nothing more than a dry land. Just about a desert. Humans being the main cause. Those stupid humans and their fossil fuels.
Nuff bout me now. Fred the science guy, take it away. He's better at explaining the actions of humans anyways
Carbon moves from fossil fuels to the atmosphere when fuels are burned. When humans burn fossil fuels to power factories, power plants, cars and trucks, most of the carbon quickly enters the atmosphere as carbon dioxide gas.
Hey, I'm fred the science guy here to tell you about all the ways carbon is getting into the atmosphere
Eventually all of that built up carbon will build up and rise to the top of the ocean surface.
Carbon gets incorporated into marine organisms as organic matter. When organisms die, their dead cells, shells and other parts sink into deep water. Decay releases carbon dioxide into this deep water.
All of these things that us humans are doing are greatly affecting the climate of my good friend bruce and many other species. If we as humans don't pick up our act, our breathtaking artic won't look too different from where we are standing now.
Thanks everyone and I was totally kidding about the eating kids part. ;)