Scientists Report Climate Impact on Animals, Ecosystems is a report on a wide-ranging study — Impacts of Climate Change on Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services.
“Climate changes may disrupt the delicate balance in the web of life that binds the species of individual ecosystems,” states the authors. Since they are paid in American dollars they can say “may”.
OTOH (On The Other Hand) Amanda Staudt, a climate scientist at the National Wildlife Federation and a lead author on the report, states “The sorts of climate impacts that the report details for the United States absolutely are affecting species and ecosystems around the world.” Of course, she does this in an email response to an inquiry rather than in the report. After all, the American scientists want to continue with their research and it is quite early in the Anthropocene.
So, M.I.T. climate scientist Kerry Emanuel can still sell an updated edition of “What We Know About Climate Change,” which he first wrote in 2007 to “explain” the science of global warming.