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eBriefing

How Climate Change Impacts Environmental Ecosystems

How Climate Change Impacts Environmental Ecosystems
Reported by
Benjamin Ragen

Posted September 21, 2020

Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences

Climate change has had catastrophic effects on ecosystems throughout the world and has created long lasting and potentially irreversible damage. In this eBriefing, experts discuss how rising temperatures have increased the number and intensity of forest fires and expedited global ice sheet melting.

In this eBriefing, You’ll Learn:

  • How climate change can cause an increase in droughts and forest fires while also accelerating ice sheet melting and sea level rise;
  • How climate change affects tree physiology, which may contribute to droughts and forest fires;
  • The latest technological advances in measuring climate change impact on ice sheet melting and sea level rise
  • Potential solutions to improve forest health and reduce forest fire damage
  • The public’s changing views on climate change, scientific trust, and environmental racism.

Fire and Ice: The Impact of Climate Change on Environmental Ecosystems