remember, tuesday is soylent green day
But they don't tell you that Soylent Green is extinction proof - because it's made of people!
Reuters, via ENN:
Global warming could re-make the world's climate zones by 2100, with some polar and mountain climates disappearing altogether and formerly unknown ones emerging in the tropics, scientists said Monday.
And when climate zones vanish, the animals and plants that live in them will be at greater risk of extinction, said Jack Williams, lead author of a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
"What we've shown is these climates disappear, not just regionally, but they're disappearing from the global set of climates, and the species that live in these climates really have nowhere to go as the system changes," said Williams, a geographer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Previous studies have raised the concern about species extinctions in specific areas -- such as the cloud forest of Costa Rica or the Cape region in South Africa -- but this is the first to predict this global change, Williams said in a telephone interview.
As Earth warms, predicted to happen by up to 15 degrees F at some latitudes by the end of this century, climate zones are likely to shift away from the equator and toward the poles, the study said.
"It's those climates near the poles or at the tops of mountains that are being pushed out...," Williams said. "It's getting too hot."
But we keep hope alive (sorta), etc.