Posted by: Stochasticus Weber | December 26, 2009

Carnegie Institution Study Reports Climate Warming Causing Rapid Ecosystem Shifts and Threats to Species

“Climate Change Puts Ecosystems on the Run”

“Global warming is causing climate belts to shift toward the poles and to higher elevations. To keep pace with these changes, the average ecosystem will need to shift about a quarter mile each year, says a new study led by scientists at the Carnegie Institution. For some habitats, such as low-lying areas, climate belts are moving even faster, putting many species in jeopardy, especially where human development has blocked migration paths….Link »

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