When your species has evolved over eons to live well in a year-round abundance of cold and ice, a warming world is really problematic. And climate change is heating up the Arctic at about twice the rate of regions farther south.
That’s why these Arctic animals are some of the wildlife at greatest risk from climate change: Living about as far north as the planet allows, they have few options for adapting to rising temperatures and disappearing sea ice.
Learn more about seven species that may be the most affecting ambassadors for fast, strong action to slow down climate change.
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