Evolution: How have species evolved in response to global warming?…
Evolution: How have species evolved in response to global warming?
Explain the problem
Animals and plants will hardly survive the new changes by adapting to global warming. Species’s rate of changing is slow therefore, many of the species will face extinction since their rate of evolution with the rate of climate change will not be balanced; most land animals will not be able to evolve quickly enough to adapt.
Solution: How do we slow down global warming and the evolution?
Decrease the amount of pollution
Use public transportation
Renewable energy (Solar, wind, Biomass etc)
Sustainable agriculture and forest management
Energy and water efficiency (LED light bulbs, innovative shower system)
(Need to research more)
Example of Urchin..Researchers looked if mother's exposure to harsh conditions gave their offspring any advantage.
For species like Pink Salmon who has to migrate to spawn, researchers argue that earlier migrating fish are better fit to handle warmer water.
Have a consistent water temperature?
Changes from global warming that effects the species
Some species thrive which leads to booming population
Destruction of species's environment
Low quality of resources to survive
Ex) Less freshwater will be available
Ecosystem will change
Some will adapt to their new place, but some will not adapt and eventually extinct
Ex) Polar bear