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Sad statistics: 25 Alarming #GlobalWarming #Facts

Sad statistics: 25 Alarming #GlobalWarming #Facts | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

Global warming is among the most alarming environmental issues that the world faces today. This phenomenon does not simply involve the significant rise in the earth’s temperature but a lot more. The adverse effects of global warming have become more and more apparent since the dawn of the 20th century, with more hurricanes and tropical storms causing massive destruction in different areas around the world, more animal species losing their habitats and becoming extinct, and more people dying because of too much heat. Here are 25 alarming global warming statistics.


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 20, 8:12 PM

Alarming numbers.

Jim Doyle's curator insight, June 23, 8:51 AM

Sad statistics: 25 Alarming Global Warming Facts

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Report: Climate Change Has Already Brought Catastrophe to US #Wildlife

Report: Climate Change Has Already Brought Catastrophe to US #Wildlife | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

Jan 30, 2013

Climate change has already pushed the nation's wildlife into crisis, according to a report released Wednesday from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), and further catastrophe, including widespread extinction, can only be curbed with swift action to curb the carbon pollution that has the planet sweltering.

Entitled Wildlife in a Warming World: Confronting the Climate Crisis, the report looks at 8 regions across the U.S. where "the underlying climatic conditions to which species have been accustomed for thousands of years," the report explains, have been upturned by human-caused climate change.

“Some of America’s most iconic species—from moose to sandhill cranes to sea turtles – are seeing their homes transformed by rapid climate change,” stated Dr. Amanda Staudt, climate scientist at the National Wildlife Federation.

 

WILDLIFE UNDER PRESSURE  IN A WARMING WORLD -  - National Wildlife Federation http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/Media-Center/Reports/Archive/2013/01-30-13-Wildlife-In-A-Warming-World.aspx


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Cheryl Bowden's curator insight, October 21, 2013 2:58 PM

As climates change, it impacts the biotic and abiotic landscape.

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#Dead #Dolphins and #shrimp with no eyes found after #BP #cleanUp ! #toxicChemicals !!!

#Dead #Dolphins and #shrimp with no eyes found after #BP #cleanUp ! #toxicChemicals !!! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

Hundreds of beached dolphin carcasses, shrimp with no eyes, contaminated fish, ancient corals caked in oil and some seriously unwell people are among the legacies that scientists are still uncovering in the wake of BP's Deepwater Horizon spill.

 

This week it will be three years since the first of 4.9 billion barrels of crude oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico, in what is now considered the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry. As the scale of the ecological disaster unfolds, BP is appearing daily in a New Orleans federal court to battle over the extent of compensation it owes to the region.

 

Infant dolphins were found dead at six times average rates in January and February of 2013. More than 650 dolphins have been found beached in the oil spill area since the disaster began, which is more than four times the historical average. Sea turtles were also affected... (Click title for more)


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Contact with oil may also have reduced the number of juvenile bluefin tuna produced in 2010 by 20 per cent, with a potential reduction in future populations of about 4 per cent.


Contamination of smaller fish also means that toxic chemicals could make their way up the food chain after scientists found the spill had affected the cellular function of killifish, a common bait fish at the base of the food chain.

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#Oceans: Why are they important? - To Humans and All Life

#Oceans: Why are they important? - To Humans and All Life | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Oceans cover 70% of the earth’s surface, and provide 99% of the world's living space, but mankind is slowly destroying a key source of food, the planet's thermostat and a home to millions of species.

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20.3.14 ~ 

Ocean's carbon budget balanced: Supply of food to midwater organisms balanced with demands for food: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140320115802.htm
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