Water is a growing source of global conflict. Here’s what we need to do HOW THE CLEAN WATER ACT COULD BECOME A DIRTY WATER RULE Soaring ocean temperatures have already cut the world’s fish stocks by nearly 5% Extreme weather and global warming: Here’s what the UK can expect if emissions keep increasing World’s biggest bee found alive Climate change protesters in Land’s End to Westminster walk First power from world’s biggest offshore wind farm Culturally sensitive conservation approaches needed to protect Ethiopian church forests ‘Extinction crisis’ threatening global food supply, UN report warns ‘Organic village’ of female farmers

World’s great forests could lose half of all wildlife as planet warms – report


1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

The world’s greatest forests could lose more than half of their plant species by the end of the century unless nations ramp up efforts to tackle climate change, according to a new report on the impacts of global warming on biodiversity hotspots. Mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds are also likely to disappear on a catastrophic scale in the Amazon and other naturally rich ecosysterms in Africa, Asia, North America and Australia if temperatures rise by more than 1.5C, concludes the study by WWF, the University of East Anglia and the James Cook University. The research in the journal Climate Change examined the impact of three different levels of warming – 2C (the upper target in the 2015 Paris agreement), 3.2C (the likely risegiven existing national commitments) and 4.5C (the forecast outcome if emissions trends remain unchanged) on nearly 80,000 plant and animal species in 35 of the world’s most biodiverse regions.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/mar/14/worlds-great-forests-could-lose-half-of-all-wildlife-as-planet-warms-report

Posted by on Mar 15 2018. Filed under News at Now. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Polls

Which Country is most Beautifull?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...