The link between climate change and biodiversity has long been established. Although throughout Earth’s history the climate has always changed
ECO-IEST: The link between climate change and biodiversity has long been established. Although throughout Earth’s history the climate has always changed with ecosystems and species coming and going, rapid climate change affects ecosystems and species ability to adapt and so biodiversity loss increases.
Climate change is already having an impact on biodiversity, and is projected to become a progressively more significant threat in the coming decades. Loss of Arctic sea ice threatens biodiversity across an entire biome and beyond. The related pressure of ocean acidification, resulting from higher concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, is also already being observed.
Some species may benefit from climate change (including, from a human perspective, an increases in diseases and pests) but the rapid nature of the change suggests that most species will not find it as beneficial as most will not be able to adapt.
ECO-IEST is organising International WEBinar on EARTH DAY on 21, 22 and 23 of April 2020 and in this occasion Ms. Judith Fisher Biodiversity Business Advisor Fisher Research Pty Perth from Australia is supposed to speak on this issue.