Sources:

  • Audubon
  • World Wildlife Fund

Adélie Penguin

Adelie penguin climate change range shift

By 2060, a third of the Adelie penguins of Antarctica could be wiped out by climate change. By 2099, that will double.

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African Elephant

As the climate heats up, African Elephants' long generation time and need for fresh water puts them at risk.

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American Lobster

American lobster Climate change range shift

Maine's lobster industry is booming, for now. The same climate shifts that drove the delicacy into Maine could soon push it into Canada.

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Arctic Shrew

Climate change arctic shrew range

Arctic shrews may be small, but the way they respond to climate change has implications for all species. 

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Asian Elephant

Asian Elephants are already endangered

Asian elephants once roamed across much of Asia. Already their habitat has shrunk, and it's about to get worse.

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Asian Tiger Mosquito

Asian tiger mosquito climate change public health

As climate change increases the range of the Asian tiger mosquito, the public health risk increases too.

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Atlantic Cod

Atlantic cod climate change shift

Atlantic cod have suffered from a double-whammy of climate change and overfishing. Further climate change could cause some southern populations to disappear.

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Baird's Sparrow

This once-common songbird is expected to lose its entire summer range by 2080.

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Bald Eagle

Bald Eagles have survived DDT and a public shaming by Benjamin Franklin. But climate change? That could be trouble.

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Bats of the Brazilian Cerrado

Bats of the Brazilian Cerrado

By 2050, the bats of the Brazilian Cerrado will have to move 175 miles to find a suitable home. But can they?

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Beluga Whale

Beluga climate change endangered Arctic range shift

With Arctic sea ice at historically low levels, Beluga whales are re-routing their migration paths, increasingly facing their nemesis: killer whales.

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Blacklegged Tick

Warmer temperatures and shorter winters mean more blacklegged ticks and more Lyme disease. Ticks love climate change.

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Brown Pelican

Brown pelicans climate change range shift

Brown pelicans could lose more than half their range by 2080. The good news is they may gain new range, too. The bad news is it won't matter unless their prey survives.

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Burrowing Owl

Like the name suggests, the Burrowing Owl likes to burrow. Its range is rapidly changing—will the owl change too?

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Caspian Tern

Caspian Terns

Researchers recently found Caspian terns 1,000 miles north of where they're expected to be. Major moves are just beginning.

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Coffee Tree

Climate change makes it harder to grow coffee

Coffee trees bear coffee beans and depend on rich soil, rain and sun to grow. Climate change spells trouble for the tree—and for your morning cup.

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Common Loon

This icon of the North could lose much of its breeding range as a result of climate change.

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Douglas Fir

Douglas fir Christmas tree climate change range

The North Pole may be melting, but Douglas firs—the iconic Christmas tree—are faring well. For now. 

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Eastern Whip-poor-will

The eastern whip-poor-will

Whip! Poor! Will! The distinctive cries of the eastern whip-poor-will are already gone in some areas.

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Giant Panda

Giant pandas climate change extinction range

Giant pandas eat 20-40 lbs of bamboo each day. If bamboo can't survive climate change, can pandas?

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Greater Sage-Grouse

The Greater Sage-Grouse in the American West

The Greater Sage-Grouse, which relies on its habitat in the western desert, could be in serious trouble.

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Jellyfish

Jellyfish

Jellyfish are the rare species that like climate change. That's bad news for the rest of us.

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Koala

Climate change koala range extinction

Climate change is projected to drive koalas out of an increasingly hot, arid inland region—and straight toward the urbanizing coast.

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Lemur

Lemur pile

With climate change, the already vulnerable lemurs of Madagascar will see their ranges shrink—or disappear.

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Long-Eared Owl

Long-Eared Owl climate change range

The long-eared owl is usually hard to find, with some notable exceptions. With climate change, it could lose 73 percent of its winter range.

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Monarch Butterfly

The monarch butterfly: The prognosis is bleak

Monarch butterflies can migrate 3,000 miles, but they can't escape climate change.

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Mountain Gorilla

A mountain gorilla in the wild

The habitat of the critically endangered mountain gorilla is already small. Climate change is shrinking it further.

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Osprey

The Osprey bounced back after pesticides left it seriously endangered. Can the species also survive climate change?

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Phytoplankton

The ocean's tiniest organisms are experiencing major changes—with the potential for major consequences.

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Polar Bear

Polar bear habitat is disappearing from climate change

Polar bears evolved uniquely to thrive on Arctic sea ice. As their habitat disappears, where will they go?

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Ringed Seal

Ringed seal climate change Arctic sea ice

Ringed seals' lives are tied to Arctic sea ice, which means their future is in peril.

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Seaweed

Kelp forest

On land we have trees. In the ocean, there is seaweed. And these diverse, crucial species are in trouble.

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Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

Climate change is pushing humans into snow leopard territory, threatening the already-endangered species.

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Threadfin Butterflyfish

Climate change drives tropical fish to new regions

The tropical Threadfin Butterflyfish might be finding a new home as temperatures off the southeast coast of Australia become more welcoming.

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Tundra Swan

The Tundra Swan

The Tundra Swan makes its summer home in the North American Arctic, where climate change is disproportionately felt.

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Wild Turkey

Climate change turkey range shift

Wild turkeys made a major comeback after their numbers were depleted by overhunting and habitat loss. Will they fare as well against climate change?

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Yellow-Billed Magpie

The Yellow-Billed Magpie

Within 65 years, climate change could claim 80 percent of the Yellow-Billed Magpie's summer range—and all of its winter range.

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