Disruption of Ecosystems

Introduction


The environmental disruptions that are the result of climate change from excessive use of fossil fuels are both rapid and extensive. Many of the millions of species of animals and plants on earth are incapable of adjusting to those disruptions quickly enough to survive as a species. The threat to ecosystems is particularly acute in the tropical and polar latitudes, but even in more temperate regions of the planet, species survival is often imperiled. This danger to the inhabitants of each ecological environment will only increase, as the extent of greenhouse gas emissions grows.