Arkansas Wildlife Federation
 

Global warming is caused when greenhouse gasses accumulate in the atmosphere and force the earth to trap excessive amounts of the sun’s heat, causing the earth to warm.  Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is one of the main greenhouse gasses, but others exist such as methane produced from landfills, and nitrous oxide. C02 is released as a result of the burning of forests and fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas in order to create power for transportation, industry, and electricity generation.

The heating of the globe will have catastrophic consequences for humans and the other species that inhabit this earth if nothing is done to change our fossil fuel consumption patterns. Some effects already seen today include, more intense storms (link to “hurricanes and GW PDF fact sheet”) because of warmer ocean waters, loss of substantial amounts of glacier and snow cover at the Polar Regions resulting in sea level rise, ecosystem change as a result of drought and climate changes, and alterations of life history events in organisms.  To read more about current impacts go to the EPA impact site.

Arkansas Impacts
The National Wildlife Federation has created an Arkansas Specific fact sheet that talks about many of the specific consequences wildlife and humans face, as a result of global warming. Solutions for Arkansans are addressed as well.

Aug
23
Sat
4:00 pm AWF Annual Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet @ The Center of Bryant
AWF Annual Conservation Achievem… @ The Center of Bryant
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Banquet Flyer 2014 Come help AWF honor and reward those who have gone above and beyond for conservation in Arkansas. Banquet also includes a [...]
Sep
6
Sat
10:00 am AWF Quarterly Meeting @ Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
AWF Quarterly Meeting @ Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The September 2014 meeting marks the beginning of AWF’s fiscal year. Voting for Board positions will occur at this meeting. In addition the agenda [...]