Threats to the Tundra

    Although there are no large populations of people living in the tundra they still readily pose a threat to the biome. Air pollution from cities at low latitudes accumulates at the high latitudes.  There are many natural resources located in or under the tundra such as natural gas and oil. People drill for these resources which can disturb or pose a threat to the wildlife. The overpopulation of Canadian geese pose a threat to the balance of the tundra. Global Warming also plays a large role in the tundra. It may alter the balance of the systems because of warming and cause the shrinking of the tundra. many countries have or are passing laws about air pollution and emissions of CO2 a compound believed to be speeding up Global Warming. Laws have been passed to also protect habitats from drilling or closely monitor it.