Climate change is affecting animals of all kinds. Many animals are already feeling the effects of global warming and many more are threatened.
Polar bears hunt their prey from the ice. Due to climate change the ice is melting, and polar bears that have not stored up enough fat reserves have to deal with months of fasting which results in them starving to death, losing their cubs to malnutrition and even resorting to cannibalism. read more here.
Climate change has made an increase in heavier storms and weather. Gray wolves’ behavioral response to increased snow fall has a cascade effect on the rest of the ecosystem, read more here.
Air temperatures continue to climb, and water temperatures in lakes and streams are rising. Cold water fish such as trout and salmon, which are temperature-sensitive, will begin to lose important habitat, read more here.