Global Warming Threatens Wildlife
Climate change threatens species from your backyard to the Arctic.
Threatened Species, Global Warming, and How CITES Can Help Polar Bears on Thin Ice
Global warming is pushing wildlife over the brink. From melting sea-ice throughout the Arctic to increases in infectious diseases and loss of food, evidence of the impacts of global warming on wildlife is mounting. This index collects fact sheets on global warming's effects on threatened species.
In every part of the world, temperatures are climbing higher than animals can tolerate, putting many species at risk. NRDC recommends that CITES take action now to factor global warming impacts into its decision making.
Without thick rafts of sea ice, the polar bear can not survive. The international community must take swift action to protect the polar bear from global warming and other man-made threats.
Threatened Species, Global Warming, and How CITES Can Help
Polar Bears on Thin Ice
last revised 6/6/2007
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