The biosphere of the Earth is changing in profound, and in increasingly alarming ways. It’s a familiar story to those who are watching, but it’s still largely unknown by the majority of people. The distractions and demands of our civilization have divorced millions of humans from what is unfolding around the world.
One more time: If these creatures cannot live here, neither can we. We are intricately linked to the health of the biosphere. Many of these animals are dying from starvation. It’s not temperature that’s killing them – it’s the lack of food, but there are other things causing the die-off too, like pathogens which are thought to be linked to a warming climate.
Expect to see many, many more of these sorts of stories soon:
Thousands of squid wash ashore on Chile beach
Melting glaciers blamed for subtle slowing of Earth’s rotation
PCB levels still high in Europe’s killer whales, smaller dolphins
In animal die-offs across the globe, climate change may be culprit
Mass deaths of Alaskan birds baffles scientists
Marine Life Can’t Keep Up With Climate Change