Earth Day: Explore what’s at risk of disappearing due to the climate crisis – CNN
Nowhere is safe from the climate crisis as it drives up temperatures and fuels extreme weather that devastates communities and pushes plant and animal species to the brink.
The past eight years were the hottest on record. The growing concentration of planet-heating pollution is sending our world barreling toward irreversible climate tipping points, beyond which some of the most iconic species and ecosystems may no longer be salvageable.
Climate change is by no means the only threat many of them face – most are at risk from a slew of other, often human-caused, problems – but its pervasive influence is increasing and adding pressure they can ill-afford.
Every fraction of a degree by which the world can reduce global warming will give us more of a chance to save the planet’s rich, diverse and vital ecosystems.
How much we can save depends on how quickly the world acts.