4. And then EVERYONE w/migrate North during cont'd global warming. Animals & plants have already begun:
Animals Moving More Quickly From Warming A wide range of species are migrating at a faster rate than previously estimated.
Aug 18, 2011
- Animals are fleeing global warming much faster than they were less than a decade ago.
- A study found about 2,000 species are moving north at a rate of more than 15 feet a day.
Climate change appears to be forcing many of the world's creatures to migrate to more favorable locales up to three times faster than previously believed, a study said Thursday.
Researchers compiled past studies on species migration and combined them into a meta-analysis that showed a clear trend toward cooler climates, with the fastest moves in places where heating was most intense.
"These changes are equivalent to animals and plants shifting away from the equator at around 20 centimeters per hour, for every hour of the day, for every day of the year," said project leader Chris Thomas, biology professor at the University of York.