The Wildlife Faces of Global Warming: Alaska

from Wildlife Promise

When I moved to Alaska in October of 2008 everyone back in upstate New York, where I grew up, thought I was crazy – going to one of the coldest places in the country when it is also the darkest place in the country. I was so happy to be going, though! I was moving to work as an intern for the National Wildlife Federation, an organization I had admired since I was a child (my family even had our yard and property certified as a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat® when I was young). Equally as important as the job is the fact that while I am here I may be lucky enough to see some far north wildlife that I have only seen in pictures!

Coincidentally, my first assignment when I came to the NWF office in Anchorage was to put the final finishing touches on this beautiful slideshow that the Global Warming Team here put together. It was a great welcome to Alaska, seeing and working with these pictures of the wildlife that I am already so excited about! The consequences of global warming are already hitting Alaska hard. Those who have worked in the Anchorage office for more than a decade, such as Jim Adams and Tony Turrini who has here for 20 years, have seen the impacts of global warming on Alaska first hand. For me, living here is really strengthening my resolve to continue the fight against global warming and the consequences to our natural resources.

Click on the link below to check out The Wildlife Faces of Global Warming: Alaska on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-8TbSxF7k8