Essay On Effects Of Climate Change On Animals And People

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The Effects of Climate Change on Animals and People Climate change has been a problem for many years. In recent years, our planet has been noticing the changes and outcomes of climate change. Plants in the Amazon and subarctic forests are trying to grow more towards the polar caps in search for cooler areas. Fish are moving up stream and changing breeding patterns due to the water warming up. Even animals are changing their migration patterns looking for cooler, more habitable areas to live. People don’t know who to blame for global warming or climate change, but scientist are on the search for the cause. Studies show if people don’t do anything to stop climate change, about ¼ of the migrating animal population will become extinct by 2050. …show more content…
There’s only so much the human race can do now to help stop climate change. “Many scientists believe greenhouse gases and carbon dioxide emissions from human activities are to blame for global warming” (Ker Than 1). People also can’t forget about taking a huge toll on destroying animal habitats, now with the temperatures rising, climate change seems like it has just begun. People use cars and factories that release tons of carbon dioxide into the air. Climate change is the rising levels of carbon dioxide and other heat trapping gasses in the atmosphere that have warmed the Earth, causing wide-range impacts. The more people release carbon dioxide into the air, the warmer the Earth will become. People don’t seem to come and realize, as we are killing off the animal population, we’re also killing off the human …show more content…
Animals are losing their habitats to water levels rising, they have no fresh water and humans are destroying the ecosystems they live in, along with the scorching heat. Rising sea levels already made the Mediterranean Monk seal endangered. There is not land for them to breed on, hunt on or live on. The sea is flooding into the fresh water making it hard for animals to get the necessities to live. The polar bear it thought to become extinct in about 100 years if global warming keeps going at the rate it is. The food chain will be affected because, as the more animals and organisms die off, the less food there will be. Studies also show about “¼ of the Earth’s species could be headed for extinction by 2050 due to climate change” (Nature Conservancy

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