Effects of Global Warming on Wildlife

The effects of global warming have been taking its toll on wildlife over these recent years. The average U.S temperature has risen over one degree Fahrenheit, making global warming one of the biggest threats to the long-term survival of American wildlife. Some of its effects include changes in range, changes in timing of natural events, coral bleaching, melting of Arctic sea ice, loss of wetlands, sea-level rise, and invasive species and disease. This article in the National Wildlife Federation helps to explain these effects and what we can do to help preserve our wildlife. This includes limiting the burning of coal, oil, and gas that cause a build up of gases in our atmosphere and enhances the greenhouse effect. It’s important to stay educated and make a positive impact on our planet!

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Photo by National Wildlife Federation
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