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6 Ways Climate Change is Impacting Animals

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6 Ways Climate Change is Impacting Animals

By David DeFranza, TreeHugger

Climate change has been blamed for failed crops, drought, severe storms, and rising seasóbut these major shifts in weather and climate are only part of the story. Already, climate change is having a profound effect on ecosystems around the world, upsetting and altering the lives of numerous species of animals.

Here are six animals that are struggling to cope with the changes wrought by climate change.

1. Clownfish are Going Deaf

That’s right, the adorable reef-dwellers that served as inspiration for Disney’s Nemo are losing their hearing due to ocean acidification. This means that the fish are suddenly less able to respond to the presence of predators, threatening their survival.

Read more: Ocean Acidification Makes Clownfish Go Deaf

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10:39PM PDT on Jun 9, 2013

that is so horrible

2:57PM PDT on Aug 18, 2012

scary. we cannot reverse what has been done but we may can stop things from getting worse :(

1:44PM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

In 2001 the consensus amongst climate change fear-mongers was that much of the world was going to be destroyed with huge floods, lack of food, and other disasters - all due to man-made climate change.

They predicted all of that to happen by 2011 unless we stop using oil and go back to living like cave-men.

During those years (and now) the fear-mongerers made millions of dollars with their scary-tales, and with the help of Goldman Sachs carbon trading scams.

4:36AM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

In terms of getting bigger or smaller I think the "Global Warming Diet" scam is coming soon. Watch out for it!

11:54AM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

Whooh..clown fish becoming deaf due to the acidification.....that is a new one to me!!
PLEASE MY FRIENDS, KEEP SIGNING EVERY LOGICAL PETITION YOU CAN FIND ON ALL ISSUES THAT CONTRIBUTE TO GLOBAL WARMING...and keep sharing with you family, friends neighbors, co-workers, clerks in your store, people on the buses, in your chrurches and social circles...WE, TOGETHER, CAN SLOW THIS WAY DOWN , RIGHT NOW REAL TIME, 2012!! Thankyou!

2:23PM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

Take another tree down, blacktop another road. AND don't replace...THAT's what's doing it. Sailors know the winds have changed because of this. NOBODY is interested from where I sit.

11:58PM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

I hope people will grow tall trees beside threaten bird genre areas so the bird bevry have a chance to live on higher branches to adapt less air pressure and lower temperature.

1:47PM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

Sad & scary

3:30AM PDT on Jun 18, 2012

interesting article, thanks for sharing :)

7:08PM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

...in the end bad things will outweigh good things I suspect.....

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