Predicting the dark future before climate change strikes

Jul 21, 2018, 6:11 AM EDT
(Source: rayand/flickr)
(Source: rayand/flickr)

The poignant story of Sudan, the last male northern white rhino who was laid to rest recently, exposes an uncomfortable reality of our response to climate change. When global warming and climate-induced extreme weathers already impact 1,000 species of threatened, nonflying terrestrial mammals, humans are caught off guard in proactive strategizing.

The conservation biologists are rightly turning focus on forecasting the most vulnerable ecosystems instead of documenting the effects of climate change, an approach that seeks timely intervention to save species on the brink of extinction, notes The Scientist.

Extinction is expanding its realms at 1,000 times the normal pace and the only way to rein it in is by building consensus and taking urgent action, reports The Wire.