In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report which highlights and adds an exclamation point to the news that most conservation scientists accepted long ago: the Earth’s climate is changing, and it’s because of human activity.
Specifically, the IPCC – a group of scientists convened by the United Nations – reported unequivocally the following findings:
That last point, that climate change poses one of the greatest threats to people and nature, is a reality that has worried The Nature Conservancy for many years.
After more than five decades of using our science-driven selection process to conseve some of the world’s finest plant and animal habitat, the Conservancy now faces the knowledge that the places we protect may one day no longer harbor the species they were designed to.
The Conservancy is fighting back. With the help of our partners and using the best available science, we’re tackling climate change in three ways:
In addition to efforts to establish U.S. and international climate change policies, the Conservancy is addressing climate change at more than 20 sites in 10 countries. By taking action now we can avert the extreme impacts of climate change.
March 08, 2011