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Climate Change: Natural Wonders Of The World Face Destruction

Posted by telecommatt on April 5, 2007

Climate Change: Natural Wonders Of The World Face Destruction

Science Daily — From the Amazon to the Himalayas, ten of the world’s greatest natural wonders face destruction if the climate continues to warm at the current rate, warns WWF.

Released ahead of the International Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) Second Working Group Report, a WWF briefing — Saving the world’s natural wonders from climate change — reports on how the devastating impacts of global warming are damaging some of the world’s greatest natural wonders.

They include the: Amazon; Great Barrier Reef and other coral reefs; Chihuahua Desert in Mexico and the US; hawksbill turtles in the Caribbean; Valdivian temperate rainforests in Chile; tigers and people in the Indian Sundarbans; Upper Yangtze River in China; wild salmon in the Bering Sea; melting glaciers in the Himalayas; and East African coastal forests.

Dammit people, can we get our act together?! I’d really like my children to see the Great Barrier Reef and the mighty Yangtze River before they’re gone. Please?

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