Great Barrier Reef may be gone in 20 years
Amazon Rain Forest may turn into a desert
Sahara Desert may become green
Hurricanes may become more devastating than Katrina
London may disappear underwater by 2100
Animals may shrink
The new study reveals that individual species lost an average of 50 percent of their body mass over the past 30 years. The reduced body size is the third universal ecological response to global warming. An earlier sheep study suggested that shorter and milder winters mean lambs do not need to put on as much as weight as they once did in order to survive their first year of life, a factor that could also impact fish populations. Nonetheless the researchers say the shift could alter food chains, with apex predators being particularly affected by shrinking prey.