A host of wildlife, plants and fish in America may not survive the current debates over global warming in Congress and among the world’s nations. According to a report from the Endangered Species Coalition, the effects of global warming could be the coup-de-grace for species that are already endangered by other causes. Says Leda Huta, executive director of the Endangered Species Coalition:
Global warming is like a bulldozer shoving species, already on the brink of extinction, perilously closer to the edge of existence…We need action now. Polar bears, lynx, salmon, coral and many other endangered species are already feeling the heat.
The report focuses on 10 endangered or threatened species that represent many other species jeopardized by a warming climate, and sets forth actions that Congress and the international community must quickly take to keep species from disappearing forever. Read the full report here.