An Overview of Cold Environments Flashcards

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What are cold environments, and why are they important?

Cold environments are biomes near the Earth’s poles that regulate the world’s climate, keeping the planet at an even temperature.

What are the two types of cold environments?

The two types of cold environments are polar and tundra regions.

Where are cold environments typically found?

Cold environments are found at high latitudes near the Earth’s poles, the coldest places on Earth with the least sunlight.

Why do cold environments have low biodiversity?

Cold environments have low biodiversity due to the extreme climate, which makes it difficult for many species to survive.

How do humans benefit from cold environments?

Humans benefit from cold environments through the extraction of natural resources and the unique traditions and economic activities of local communities.

How is climate change affecting cold environments?

Climate change is harming cold environments, which disrupts the balance of Earth’s ecosystems. Therefore, human efforts are required to sustain and manage these regions.

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