With the Copenhagen Climate Conference just 6 days away, the Endangered Species Coalition released a new report today in hopes of bringing attention to some of America’s endangered species that are really feeling the heat. The report, America’s Hottest Species, demonstrates ways that our changing climate is increasing the risk of extinction for 11 species on the brink of disappearing forever.
“Global warming is like a bulldozer shoving species, already on the brink of extinction, perilously closer to the edge of existence,” said Leda Huta, executive director of the Endangered Species Coalition. “Endangered species don’t have the luxury of waiting for international decision-makers to waiver on climate change. We need action now. Polar bears, lynx, salmon, coral, and many other endangered species are already feeling the heat.”
Click on the links below to learn more about the top U.S. Species Endangered by Global Warming
‘Akikiki or Kaua’i Creeper
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Western Prairie Fringed Orchid
Activists’ Choice: Polar Bear