A new study triggered a new alarm signal. Experts are concerned because the Earth’s original plan B of saving nature is compromised by global warming. The study reckons that in the last 21.000 years, a billion creatures have died, and the climate is altered beyond understanding.
Now, species from tropical regions are under the same threat due to climate changes in places like Australia’s wet tropics, the Guinean forests of Western Africa, and the Andes Mountains. These are places that have given species exile and are now under threat from human-driven global heating.
The tropical climate is the refugee for species expelled by the warming atmosphere of their original climate. They were believed to be stable climate environments. They were for billions of years, and the new study proves that this no longer the case.
Global Warming is a Threat to Biodiversity
The stable biodiversity hotspots have changed from stable to unstable. And this a potential natural disaster. It might be natural, but the cause is mainly artificial, as humanity has done everything in its power to accelerate the process, and still doesn’t seem to have the common sense to change its blamable ways. It continues to add greenhouse gases to an already affected atmosphere, and it does so fully conscious of the secondary effects.
In the specialists’ opinion, the paper is depressive. To facilitate climate adaptation at these critical locations, landscape-scale actions could ameliorate these predicted effects. Habitat restoration and reducing hunting seem to be a solution. But is it enough? And is man able to repress his unnecessary urge to destroy? The outlook is bleak.
“The idea that our global biodiversity hotspots – Earth’s most critical real-estate for saving nature – will be intensely vulnerable to future climate change is enough to scare the bejesus out of anyone with a lick of common sense.” Said Prof. Bill Laurance, director of James Cook University’s Centre for tropical environmental and sustainability science, who was not involved in the study.