26 December 2011 Rudolph Will Be No Help for Reindeer in a Warming World Posted by: Caitlin Leutwiler | Leave a comment | Share: They may have made the trek from the North Pole this year safe and sound, but how will Santa’s reindeer fare in a warming planet? Hear about the challenges that face Rudolph and the rest of the crew as the climate continues to change from Defenders’ board member Jeff Corwin. Sadly, climate change isn’t the only threat facing caribou today. Members of Congress are again ramping up efforts to drill for oil in the birthplace of Santa’s reindeer, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain. Such a move would destroy the pristine nature of the coastal plain forever, and make life even harder for animals like the Porcupine caribou that are already suffering the effects of a warming world. You can make a difference - contact your member of Congress and tell them to keep drilling OUT of the Arctic National Wildlife refuge today. Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Sea Otter Awareness Week 2014 Sea otters are a keystone species and they are critical to maintaining the balance of the near-shore kelp ecosystems. Wolf Weekly Wrap Up Some Good News for Wolves in Idaho… Finally! Muddied Waters for Washington Wolves Did You Submit Your Comments? Red Wolves Still in Trouble But We Have Time to Help; Comment Period Closing on Harmful Mexican Gray Wolf Rule; Washington’s Lookout Pack Caught in Fire Literary Legacy Terry Tempest Williams is a widely published author and naturalist and a fierce advocate for ecological consciousness and social change.