From InterGlobal Communications econet:
Posted by ecott on Monday September 11, @06:59PM
GLOBAL WARMING THREATENS ONE-THIRD OF ALL HABITAT: A new report, "Global Warming and Terrestrial Biodiversity Decline" by the World Wildlife Fund finds that global warming will cause "fundamental changes to a third of world's plant and animal habitats" with accelerated species extinction likely by 2100 says BBC News 8/30. Hardest hit would be northern latitude countries such as Canada, Russia and those in Scandinavia where "up to 70%" of habitat could be lost. In the U.S. northern spruce and fir forests are vulnerable and those species that inhabit them would need to find suitable habitat "ten times faster than they did during the last ice age merely to survive."