Panel: Warming will end some species

From the micro to the macro, from plankton in the oceans to polar bears in the far north and seals in the far south, global warming has begun changing life on Earth, international scientists will report next Friday.

“Changes in climate are now affecting physical and biological systems on every continent,” says a draft obtained by The Associated Press of a report on warming’s impacts, to be issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the authoritative U.N. network of 2,000 scientists and more than 100 governments.

In February the panel declared it “very likely” most global warming has been caused by manmade emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

More info:  Associated Press article

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One Response to “Panel: Warming will end some species”

  1. Ham Says:

    As and educated and responsible blogger, I’m sure you must consider all aspects of the “hot button” issue. I found the following article interesting, maybe you will too.

    The George C. Marshall Institute, The Specter of Species Extinction, Will Global Warming Decimate Earth’s Biosphere? Sherwood B. Idso, Craig D. Idso and Keith E. Idso. taken from:

    http://www.co2science.org/scripts/Template/0_CO2ScienceB2C/pdf/extinction.pdf

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