“6 Ways Climate Change Threw The Animal World Into Disarray This Year”
Some of climate change’s most easy-to-spot impacts have, historically, been in the animal kingdom. Changing weather patterns have caused species ranges to shift, created a mismatch between migration arrival and the timing of bud bursts and insect hatching, and made it difficult for some species’ babies to survive. Ocean acidification, another product of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, has also created highly-visible impacts on the marine ecosystem, as has increased ocean temperatures.
Many of these impacts have been visible for years, unveiled by scientists working to catalog how climate change is already affecting the world’s wildlife. But a few animals were thrown into the spotlight this year for their particular vulnerability to climate change.
That’s six that we are aware of; so what about the others?