Art and Culture by Bronte Hogarth
These incredible images of nature show exactly why we need to keep fighting global climate change! Climate change is the biggest challenge facing humanity and nature today. The impacts on nature are already starting to show as animals, plants, and the ecosystems they inhabit are under increasing threat because of:
- Rapid temperature changes affect the seasons, causing variations in season length which can lead to mismatches between key elements in an ecosystem.
- Irreversible changes to ecosystems, such as temperature and rainfall patterns, which enable the animals living in them to thrive.
DID YOU KNOW? If the Earth keeps getting warmer, up to one–fourth of all the plants and animals on Earth could become extinct within 100 years! See what else climate change is destroying here
Some species are already responding to a warmer climate. For example, some North American animals and plants are moving farther north or to higher elevations to find suitable places to live and adapt to. However, what about our coral reefs, which face extensive coral bleaching beyond repair, or polar bears in the Hudson Bay area of Canada who are losing weight and getting less fit because the ice breaks up 2 weeks earlier in spring, robbing them of 2 weeks’ hunting. If the changes continue happening too fast for ecosystems and species to adapt then extinctions could occur.
How can we make a difference?
By making more sustainable choices within your everyday life to reduce the effects of climate change.
See our tips for living more sustainably on the 1 Million Women Website
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