Comparison of the Pedersen Glacier in Alaska in 1940 and 2005
The Pedersen Glacier’s icy landscape has broken down quite a bit over the last 75 years, leaving a bunch of vibrant green fields. Even though the result of this melt is still beautiful, the pace at which these glaciers in Alaska are melting is actually quite alarming. The receding glacier exposed the Pedersen Spit and Pedersen Lagoon.
The Pederson Lagoon operates a wildlife sanctuary, meant to protect the wildlife of the area. We tend to think about how climate changes might affect our lives on the planet, and sometimes overlook the helpless animals that are drastically affected by these changes. Luckily, there are many people who care about them and do everything in their power to protect them.