Wildlife: Top 5 Endangered Species
Climate change has large-scale affects not only on the environment, but also on the organisms within the environment. Wildlife is greatly affected by climate change, climate change is now considered one of the leading threats to wildlife and the habitats where they live. As many as 1,500 species are showing signs of stress in their existence due to climate change. (1)
The main way climate change impacts wildlife is through habitat displacement. Due to habitats being destroyed by deforestation or—in the case of the Arctic and Antarctic—raising world temperatures.
"... the average global temperature has
increased by 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit."
One of the biggest causes of climate change is the burning of coal and oil, which releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Scientists have been studying and noting changes around us. Mountain glaciers are smaller and the average global temperature has increased by 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit.(2) That does not seem like much, but even this small amount has caused the Arctic sea ice to melt at a faster rate, which in turn threatens many species that depend on a stable environment for survival.
Out of the thousands of species affected by climate change, a few stand out as being in real danger.
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