Mountain ecosystems are experiencing a major mix-up in plant species, thanks to climate change. As Earth heats up the cool alpine temperatures, plant species have begun a slow-motion escape, relocating upward an average of 29 meters per decade. With plant species migrating at different speeds, the entire makeup of mountainside communities is changing and potentially heading toward extinction. Read more here.
On top of this, as sea temperatures rise, many fish are electing to move into deeper, cooler waters, or move to higher latitudes where it is colder. Because the sea floor is not uniform in depth, the temperature changes are forcing bottom-dwelling fish to move to new locations so they can stay within the same underwater climate. This temperature-seeking behaviour is leading them to move in different directions. Read more here.
Humans need to remember that they share this planet with millions of other living things. We don’t want to destroy it!