As climate change worsens, the World Wildlife Fund warns up to 75% of Antarctic’s penguin colonies could be DAMAGED or WIPED OUT! Even a two-degree increase would threaten 50% of emperor penguins and 75% of Adelie penguins; the AFP reports.
And the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) claims 25% of mammals are at RISK of extinction. According to the Associated Press, researchers cite climate change for threatening polar bear populations and bush meat hunting for primate-loss in Africa.
Now, the problem SWELLS when you consider the current economic crisis. During a meeting of the IUCN, experts urged that fiscal constraints could RUIN the world’s conversation efforts; via National Geographic News.
Clearly, the time to act is NOW! Before its too late.