ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  RSS  |  ARCHIVE  |  2019-08-26  |  UPDATED: 2019/6/23 - 23:17:05 FA | AR | EN
Tory leadership race exposes Britainís democratic deficit             Georgia parliament head quits after 240 injured in crackdown             Russia will help Iran with oil, banking if payment channel not launched: Ryabkov             Iran refrained from hitting manned US plane accompanying downed drone, IRGC says             Senior Afghan Politicians In Pakistan For Key Meeting             SCO plays constructive role in promoting regional peace, stability: Statement             1000s of Haitians protest against corruption            Trump announces exit of his spokeswoman Sarah Sanders            Ghani, Modi Discuss Afghan Peace in Bishkek             SCO Summit Begins In Bishkek            Video: Iran saves crewmembers of tanker hit in Sea of Oman             World reacts as two tankers Ďattackedí in Sea of Oman             Police shooting of black man triggers unrest in Memphis, Tennessee            UK government signs order to enable Assange extradition to US            Ex-Football Chief Yet To Be Detained Despite Arrest Warrant            

DATE PUBLISHED: 2018/3/15 - 11:07:39
VISIT: 1215
SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS

Climate change could wipe out over half of wildlife in Earthís forests by 2100: Study
Climate change could wipe out over half of wildlife in Earthís forests by 2100: Study

Over half of the wildlife in the world’s most biodiverse areas could vanish by the end of the century if efforts are not exerted to combat climate change, a new study predicts.

According to the results of a new research, conducted by the World Wildlife Fund, University of East Anglia and the James Cook University, as many as 60 percent of plants and 50 percent of wild animals could be wiped out from dozens of hotspots around the globe, including the Amazon basin and Madagascar, by 2100.

The paper, which was published in the journal Climate Change on Wednesday, also said that less drinking water, as a result of global warming, could lead to dangerous tensions between animals and humans and rising seas could push species from their native breeding grounds further inland, towards people.

Researchers inspected the impact of climate change on nearly 80,000 species of plants and animals in 35 of the world’s most naturally rich areas, the so-called priority places, which are home to some of the planetís most exceptional ecosystems and habitats.


Photo Ark to freeze Earth fauna
American photographer Joel Sartore is halfway in his mission to save studio-quality images of captive animals.

They examined three different climate change scenarios: a 2 degrees Celsius rise in global temperatures, which was the threshold set out in the Paris Climate Agreement, a 3.2 degrees Celsius rise, as predicted for the end of the century, and a 4.5 degrees Celsius increase, which is the forecast outcome if carbon emissions keep on rising unchecked.

The results showed that a global mean temperature rise of 4.5 degrees Celsius would have a devastating impact on plants and animals, with the Amazon at risk of losing 69 percent of its plant species, and a temperature rise of 3.2 degrees Celsius would mean that 50 percent of animal species in the Amazon would be lost.

“If global warming is limited to 2°C above pre-industrial levels, this [loss] could be reduced to 25 percent” said lead researcher Professor Rachel Warren, adding, “limiting warming to within 1.5°C was not explored, but would be expected to protect even more wildlife.”

 

LINK: http://ansarpress.com/english/9664


TAGS:






*
*

*



SEE ALSO

Facebook to prevent installation of its apps on Huawei phones


Facebook chooses London for WhatsApp payment


Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo looks to Dubai as international launchpad


Google targeting Press TV for challenging íUS hegemonyí: Journalist


US intelligence says Huawei funded by Chinese state security: The Times


Instagram deletes pages of IRGC commanders after US blacklisting


Facebook spends $22.6 million to keep Mark Zuckerberg safe


Scientists find likely source of methane on Mars


US government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger: Reuters


Facebook ínot aware of any abuseí of data by phone makers





VIEWED
MOST DISCUSSED







POLL

Modi, Merkel Discuss Afghanistan, Radicalisation And Terrorism

SEE RESULT


LAST NEWS

Trump rejects UN request for FBI probe into Khashoggiís murder to save weapons sales

Tory leadership race exposes Britainís democratic deficit

Georgia parliament head quits after 240 injured in crackdown

Russia will help Iran with oil, banking if payment channel not launched: Ryabkov

Iran refrained from hitting manned US plane accompanying downed drone, IRGC says

Senior Afghan Politicians In Pakistan For Key Meeting

SCO plays constructive role in promoting regional peace, stability: Statement

1000s of Haitians protest against corruption

Trump announces exit of his spokeswoman Sarah Sanders

Ghani, Modi Discuss Afghan Peace in Bishkek

SCO Summit Begins In Bishkek

Video: Iran saves crewmembers of tanker hit in Sea of Oman

World reacts as two tankers Ďattackedí in Sea of Oman

Police shooting of black man triggers unrest in Memphis, Tennessee

UK government signs order to enable Assange extradition to US

Ex-Football Chief Yet To Be Detained Despite Arrest Warrant

Man Who Tried To Approach Ghani Was Asked By Arg ĎTo Stay Silentí

Leader of Iran to Japan PM: Trump not worthy of exchanging messages with

Explosions hit two large oil tankers in Sea of Oman: Reports

Saudi crown princeís sister to go on trial in France in July

Catalan separatistsí rebellion trial closes

Trump says US sending 1,000 troops to join the 4,000 already in Poland

UK parliament rejects move to block no-deal Brexit

Oil prices jump following suspected attacks on two oil tankers in Sea of Oman

Explosions hit two large oil tankers in Sea of Oman: Reports

PM Abe calls Iran significant country, voices Japanís readiness to help ease tensions

Daesh In Afghanistan Aims To Attack US: McKenzie

Putin Hopes Efforts On Afghan Peace Will Product Positive Results

Japanís Prime Minister Abe in Tehran on historic visit

Germany Mediates for Ending Afghan War: MoFA

Taliban Main Obstacle to Peace Process: Abdullah

China lashes out at US for Ďirresponsibleí comments on Hong Kong

EU moves closer to disciplinary action over Italyís rising debt

Key Taliban Member Among 52 Others Killed In Zabul: Governor

Afghan Director Begins Filming New Movie In Iran

Italy Ďdeterminedí to avoid EU debt procedure

US companies sued over Londonís deadly Grenfell Tower fire

Turkey condemns US Congress resolution on purchase of Russian S-400 systems

Collapse of Century: Howís US Hegemony Declining?

Why is he so low-key? UK PM candidate Johnson bashed for avoiding scrutiny


MEDICAL NEWS








ANSAR PRESS ©  |  ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  MOBILE VERSION  |  LINKS  |  DESIGN: Negah Network Co.
All right reserved. Use this website by mentioning the source (link) is allowed. ›—ś‘ź«Ś «یš —š ی šŕŠ»šŌ«š