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We’re hearing a lot about climate changes in the news these days.
There’s a lot of talk about:
- Cracking ice shelves
- Receding glaciers
- Melting ice caps
- Warming average global temperatures
Those are just some of the most dramatic symptoms of climate change.
But there are more subtle indicators of climate change scientists are watching which have just as big an impact on the overall health of our planet: animals.
Clownfish, polar bears, and the beluga whale are among the 10 climate change flagship species that the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has chosen to help us further understand and monitor the impacts of our changing climate.
Check out the 10 U.S. species that are feeling the heat of Global Warming which includes these 8 animals:
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