Everyone has long known that the main reason for the occurrence of such phenomena as global warming, is anthropogenic impact. Simply put, the fact that the planet gradually heats up, the person is guilty. According to recent studies, even if we completely stop its impact on the environment, the process of climate change will not stop. Does the fact that we are threatened with complete extinction? And if so, who on planet Earth will be able to survive?
Can a person survive global warming?
According to official statistics, currently one in four species is facing the threat of extinction. This is partly due to changes in global sea level, the occurrence of extreme weather conditions and increase the overall temperature of the planet. In order to quickly adapt to such changes, living organisms need to produce many offspring. People that reproduce their own kind in the same amount as at present, will be doomed to extinction. However, he is not alone. Along with a man will become extinct and all your favorite pandas. For the same reason, by the way.
Which animals will survive global warming?
As mentioned above, the greatest chance for survival in a changing planet will be the types that are able to frequent childbearing. In addition, overall survival of the population will have a tremendous impact this ability as the ability to adapt. Thus, the lowest level of adaptation to changing conditions are the most cold-blooded animals such as reptiles and amphibians. Due to the fact that these animals lack the ability to regulate the temperature of their own body, they also face mass extinction.
Heat-resistant and drought-resistant plants such as those that occur in deserts, not rainforests, are more likely to survive. As well as plants whose seeds can be dispersed over large distances, e.g. wind or ocean currents, not insects. In addition, those plants which can adjust their time of flowering, are better able to cope with higher temperatures, which guarantees their survival.
Cacti may be one of the types emerging from the effects of global warming.
Note: Biologists threaten “Sixth mass extinction” of plants and animals
Cockroaches will survive global warming
Sometimes history can serve as a kind of tutorial showing already occurred on Earth events as examples of what can happen to a planet in the future. As a result of previous climatic changes, the planet has repeatedly faced with mass extinction of animals. However, it is important to note that the unique destructive nature of the current climate crisis means that we cannot rely entirely on the processes that occurred in the past.
Despite the fact that global warming threatens most of the existing types, the history indicates that cockroaches can survive many epochs of mass extinction. So, they were able to fully adapt to the climate of arid Australia millions of years ago, only starting to dig into the soil.
Cockroaches also don’t tend to be picky eaters. The broad diet means that climate change will pose a lesser risk to omnivorous animals such as rats and raccoons. If you know other examples of such animal, write about it in our Telegram chat.
Who will not affect global warming?
Despite the fact that such a large-scale event in Earth’s history will affect almost all living organisms, some creatures won’t even notice it. The inhabitants of the deep sea canyons will always be protected from the harmful effects due to the water column, which allows you to build a relatively sustainable ecosystem on the seabed and the ocean floor.
According to Jonathan Stillman, ecologist-physiologist from the State University of San Francisco, deep sea dwellers almost nothing to do with the surface. Using the energy emanating from the core of the planet, such organisms are completely protected not only from harmful anthropogenic manifestations, and disasters on a planetary scale.
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