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Global warming eating up the nature

In Australia more than 3,000 flying foxes had fallen from trees dead. Migration to north by Giant squid was to fish off California’s commercial grounds. The Alps see the extinction of butterflies. Global warming has already been creating havoc with nature whereas humans are deliberating at U.N. climate change talks in Bali. It affects most plants and animals and the change is so swift that they are unable to develop.

Stephen E. Williams, the director of the Centre for Tropical Biodiversity & Climate Change at James Cook University in Australia, said, “A hell of a lot of species are in big trouble”. He said: “I don’t think there is any doubt we will see a lot of. But even before a species goes extinct, there are a lot of impacts. Most of the species here in the wet tropics would be reduced to… 15 percent of their current habitat”.

A U.N. network of scientists revealed the previous month, Rise of temperatures to 4.5 degrees Fahrenheit may cause 30 percent of the Earth’s species vanish globally— and up to 70 percent, if it rise to 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit.A leading cause of global warming is carbon dioxide emissions that turn oceans more acidic, killing coral reefs and the microscopic plankton that is depended on for food by blue whales and other marine mammals. Justin Welbergen, the author of the University of Cambridge, who witnessed the die-off, said: The rising temperatures are connected to global warming.

With the rise of temperatures, Cooler climes are being searched by animals. In an examine over more than 1,500 species, Camille Parmesan, biologist in University of Texas, terminated that 40 percent had switched their ranges, mostly towards the poles.

60 percent of plants and animal species are migrating, breeding and blooming sooner in the spring with the warming of weather, said Parmesan. But not all are, and that relationships could be distressed between birds and the insects they are fed on as well as insects and the flowers they are pollinated.

Foden said: “You are effectively playing God. You are effectively changing evolution on purpose”.”If our job as biologist is to conserve species, then certainly we must move them. But if it’s to conserve natural evolutionary processes … then we have to give them corridors and let them do their thing”, added further.

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