A touching video on global warming....
i happen to come across this video this morning and i was so touched by it, hence decided to share it here....beautifully rendered...
The planet is warming, humans are mostly to blame and plants and animals are going to dramatic lengths to cope. That's the consensus of a number of recent studies that used wildlife to gauge the extent of global warming and its effects.Global warming can cause habitat displacement, which is a great problem in the ecosystem. Imagine how animals affected by global warming get through such situation. These animals have spent millions of years in their respective ecosystems and then abruptly, their adaptation will shift. This is more illustrated by how ice gives way to water in the polar bear habitat. Beyond habitat displacement, experts agree that global warming results a shift in timing of many natural cyclical events in any animal's life. For example are the birds that have altered timing of long-held migratory and reproductive routines, bettering syncing up under warm climate. Some hibernating animals too are ending their slumbers earlier because of warmer spring temperatures.Animals affected by global warming can sometimes move into new places and continue to thrive. However, parallel human population growth may mean that many land areas that are suitable for such "refugee wildlife" are already cluttered with industrial and residential developments. According to researches, when different species share the same habitat, they will respond in dissimilar ways while tearing apart the future ecological communities' millennia.
Reindeer are expected to disappear from large portions of their current range by the end of the century.
Marmots are ending their hibernations about three weeks earlier than they did 30 years ago.
Canadian red squirrels are breeding about 18 days earlier.
Red foxes are spreading northward, encroaching on territory normally occupied by their artic cousins.
North American Fowler's toads are breeding six days later than they did a decade ago.
Polar bears today are thinner and less healthy than those of 20 years ago.
Coral reefs around the world are predicted to increase by up to a third in size.
Elephant seal pups are leaner because their prey is migrating to cooler waters.
Loggerhead sea turtles are laying their eggs about 10 days earlier than they did 15 years ago.
Rising temperatures are influencing the sex of Hawkbill turtle hatchlings, with more females than males being born.
Tidal organisms like rock barnacles, mollusks, and tidal snails commonly found in warm southern waters are moving northward.
Many fish species are moving northward in search of cooler waters.
The diet of some songbirds are changing, with some avoiding insects that consume leaves exposed to high levels of carbon dioxide.
North American tree swallows are laying their eggs about nine days earlier than they did 40 years ago.
Common murres are breeding 24 days earlier than they did a decade ago.
Some plants are thriving in areas where their growth was limited before, thanks to temperature changes that provide more water, heat and sunlight.
American flowering plants like columbines and wild geraniums are blooming earlier than before.
Edith's checkerspot butterflies are moving northward in search of cooler temperatures.
A gene in the fruitfly Drosophila normally associated with hot, dry conditions has spread to populations living in traditionally cooler southern regions.