The Impact of Global Warming on the Biodiversity
Authors: Athawale Bhagyashree K
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Environment means to the sum total of condition, which surrounds point in space and time. But the term ‘Environment’ is changing from place to place and time to time. Therefore, in the ancient period the term environment was used in limited sense. It was referred to only physical aspects of the earth’s land, air and water as biological communities. With the passage of the time, the term environment was extended the environment through their social, economic and political activities. Therefore, today the term environment is used for climate change, global warming, natural disasters, and soil and land degradation, loss of biodiversity, air and water pollution etc. Moreover, it is, nevertheless, clear that humans are responsible to change the earth’s climate in different ways. The production of carbon dioxide, cutting of forests and agriculture which produces methane, another greenhouse gas (GHG) etc. are responsible for global warming. It is scientifically supported global climate change (GCC) is an emerging issue which is proved as a peril to ecosystems, nonhuman species populations, and human populations etc. Moreover, It is responsible for reduced regional food yields, freshwater shortages, increased frequency of extreme weather events, coastal population displacement, changes in the ecology and geography of infectious agents, declines in farming community incomes, and biodiversity losses with accompanying disruption of ecosystem functions. It is nevertheless, true that these consequences are raised due to the global warming. Therefore, this research paper is an endeavor to illustrate the adverse impact of global warming on the biodiversity.