Protecting Biodiversity in Ontario’s Cap and Trade SystemRead the petition
Climate change presents a serious threat to biodiversity – across the planet and right here at home.
Scientists are telling us:
- Globally, we’re losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the natural rate of about one to five species per year;
- Many species and ecosystems will be unable to keep pace with the rapid climate change that is projected for the 21st century;
- Populations of moose, birds and fish species have already been negatively impacted in Ontario; and
- Habitats are changing. For example, the boreal forest zone is expected to shrink, reducing the habitat for forest-dependent species, putting a squeeze on the plants and animals that live in these ecosystems.