Half Of World’s Threatened Mammals Harmed By Climate Changes
Impact of climate change on mammals and birds 'greatly under-estimated'
February 13, 2017 (PhysOrg)
“…[A] team of international researchers found evidence of observed responses to recent climate changes in almost 700 birds and mammal species…[Species’ traits influenced their response to recent climate change] reviewed the observed impacts of climate change on birds and mammals using a total of 130 studies, making it the most comprehensive assessment to date on how climate change has affected our most well studied species…[It clearly showed that the impact of climate change on mammals and birds to date has been greatly under estimated and reported on. About] half the threatened mammals (out of 873 species) and 23 per cent of threatened birds (out of 1272 species) have already responded negatively to climate change…[The authors said decision makers must be made aware that climate change is not a future threat anymore and action is needed] to stop species going extinct…” click here for more