New Report Says Global Warming Puts Species in 35 Key Areas at Risk
New Report Says Global Warming Puts Species in 35 Key Areas at Risk The report, created by the World Wildlife Fund, the University of East Anglia and the James Cook University, found that thousands of plants and animals in multiple diverse and eco-rich areas are at risk of extinction due to rising temperatures. Hotter days, longer periods of drought, and more intense storms are becoming the new normal, and species around the world are already feeling the effects. Among the areas that are endangered are Madagascar, the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon rainforest. This is not simply about the disappearance of certain species from particular places, but about profound changes to ecosystems that provide vital services to hundreds of millions of people.