Climate Change, Extinction and Adaptation
About This Class
Human activities are causing a global mass extinction of plants and animals that rivals the five great extinction events over the earth’s geologic history. Historically, habitat loss, overharvest, introduction of invasive species, and pollution have been the principal causes of this “”Sixth Great Extinction.” There is now a strong scientific consensus that the greatest threat to global biodiversity is climate change caused by anthropogenic sources of greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide.
Approved for JD credit.