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Impact of Climate change on Species

The following is an article on Global Warming and its impact on Species Extinction.

Impact of Climate change on Species

Global warming is a shift in the regular climate in which the earth’s temperature steadily rises. The consequences of global warming are primarily classified as natural and anthropogenic, with the anthropogenic influence being the most severe. The following are some of the impacts of global warming:

  1. Weather Variations:

One of the most significant impacts of global warming is the change in natural weather, which changes seasonal timings such as early blooming of plants, unexpected variance in agricultural production, and so on, disrupting the food supply chain and social systems. The impacts of global warming also include changes in rainfall volumes and patterns, which, depending on geography, render a place wetter or drier. Though studies suggest that colder days or nights get hotter, the influence is thought to be critical in the long term. However, studies show that the heat waves have almost reached the point where they are impossible to treat, so it is preferable to take steps to prevent additional calamity.

  1. Extinction of species

A new study warns that climate change may lead to the extinction of one-third of all animal and plant species by 2070. Researchers looked at recent extinctions caused by climate change to anticipate how many species will be lost in the next 50 years. The preceding five extinctions happened over the last 450 million years, primarily as a result of meteorites and volcanic eruptions. The sixth extinction, on the other hand, is caused by global warming. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists presently 87,967 species, 25,062 of which are threatened with extinction, according to the 2017 edition. Scientists in Europe have been researching the drop in the mass of flying insects in natural parks, and the evidence speaks for itself: a 75 percent decrease since 1990. The primary reasons for this considerable reduction appear to be climate change and pesticides.

The battle against climate change necessitates a commitment to decarbonizing the economy through decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. We will require smarter and more effective energy production technologies, a commitment to responsible use, and the development of equitable finance mechanisms for all forms of energy that do not raise the cost of clean energies.