Of the 94 ecological processes reviewed in the study, over 80 percent showed signs of distress in response to less than 1°C rise in global average temperature, the researchers found.
These changes not only disrupt interactions between species, but impact people’s health and well-being too, the researchers warn.
To combat the negative effects of climate change, the study stresses on recognizing the role of large, intact natural ecosystems, and urges policy makers and politicians to accept the impacts of climate change, and take steps to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
President elect Donald Trump has grandchildren. What will they think of him if furthers the destruction of Earth’s ecosystems?