Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes

The major temperature effects of human-caused global climate change will be increased temperatures. Significantly higher temperatures can cause changes to ecosystems and biodiversity. Some ecosystems, such as coral reefs, are especially sensitive to temperature increases.

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Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative (PICC) Overview/Summary Document Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Sea Level, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Extreme Weather, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Adaptation PCEP
Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States: Full Report Research Document Climate Impacts, Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts, Public Health, Economic Impacts, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Home/Nation Impacts: Temperature Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Sea Level, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Extreme Weather, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Public Health Impacts: Sea Level, Public Health Impacts: Extreme Weather, Public Health Impacts: Temperature Changes, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Sea Level, Economy Impacts: Extreme Weather, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Ocean pH PCEP
Adapting to a Changing Climate Meghan Gombos, Scott Atkinson, and Supin Wongbusarakum Overview/Summary Document, Community Project Climate Impacts, Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts, Public Health, Economic Impacts, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Home/Nation Impacts: Temperature Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Adaptation, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Ocean pH, Water/FoodImpacts: Adaptation, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Adaptation, Public Health Impacts: Temperature Changes, Public Health Impacts: Adaptation, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Ocean pH, Economy Impacts: Adaptation PCEP
Hawai‘i's Changing Climate Dr. Chip Flectcher Overview/Summary Document Climate Impacts, Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Temperature Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Sea Level, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Economy Impacts: Sea Level, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Ocean pH PCEP
Full Report: Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts Edited by Victoria W. Keener, John J. Marra, Melissa L. Finucane, Deanna Spooner, Margaret L. Smith Research Document Climate Impacts, Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts, Public Health, Economic Impacts, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Home/Nation Impacts: Temperature Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Adaptation, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Ocean pH, Water/FoodImpacts: Adaptation, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Sea Level, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Extreme Weather, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Adaptation, Public Health Impacts: Sea Level, Public Health Impacts: Extreme Weather, Public Health Impacts: Temperature Changes, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Public Health Impacts: Adaptation, Economy Impacts: Sea Level, Economy Impacts: Extreme Weather, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Ocean pH, Economy Impacts: Adaptation PCEP
Case Studies: Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts Edited by Victoria W. Keener, John J. Marra, Melissa L. Finucane, Deanna Spooner, Margaret L. Smith Overview/Summary Document, Research Document Fresh Water and Food Security, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/FoodImpacts: Adaptation, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Sea Level, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Adaptation, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Sea Level, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes PCEP

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Changes in climate can affect the health and function of ecosystems and the survival of entire species. The distribution patterns of fossils show evidence of gradual as well as abrupt extinctions r... Explanation Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Global Climate, Investigating Climate, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
Individual organisms exist within specific ranges of temperature, precipitation, humidity, and sunlight. Organisms exposed to climate conditions outside their normal range must adapt or migrate, or... Explanation Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Terrestrial Biomes, Major Aquatic Ecosystems, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
Ecosystems on land and in the ocean have been and will continue to be disturbed by climate change. Animals, plants, bacteria, and viruses will migrate to new areas with favorable climate conditions... Explanation Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Public Health Impacts: Temperature Changes, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
Island Impacts: Climate changes affecting coastal and marine ecosystems will have major implications for tourism and fisheries. Coral reefs are particularly sensitive to the impacts of climate c... Explanation Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Impacts on Islands Fact Sheet: USGCRP PCEP
Widespread climate-related impacts are occurring now and are expected to increase. With respect to ecosystems: Ecosystem processes, such as those that control growth and decomposition, have been a... Explanation Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States: Highlights PCEP
This Key Idea has an illustration and text explaining how climate change can impact communities in Micronesia. Click "View Source" on the right to see the illustration and read the detailed descrip... Explanation Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Home/Nation Impacts: Temperature Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Public Health Impacts: Sea Level, Public Health Impacts: Temperature Changes, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Ocean pH Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Adapting to a Changing Climate PCEP
This Key Idea has an illustration and text explaining that cumulative impacts result from multiple threats that occur to resources. Cumulative impacts from non-climate change threats degrade and we... Explanation Fresh Water and Food Security, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Sea Level, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Public Health Impacts: Sea Level, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Sea Level, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Ocean pH Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Adapting to a Changing Climate PCEP
Annual and seasonal maximum and minimum temperatures have increased in Pohnpei since 1952. These temperature increases are consistent with the global pattern of warming. Projections indicate tha... Explanation Home/Nation Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Public Health Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Current and Future Climate of the Federated States of Micronesia PCEP

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