Animals and climate change

Climate change, as we know, has changed our way of life and changed the environment, making it more susceptible to extreme events and disasters that have never been seen before.

If it is already difficult for us humans, who boasts of being the smartest, to adapt to the changing climate, it is even more difficult for animals because in many cases they do not have the skills and the ways to withstand all the upheavals of the weather. They don’t know when it’s winter or summer anymore, they can’t figure out when to hibernate or migrate, their hair can’t withstand this crazy weather anymore.

Animals, especially wild ones, have specific seasons to reproduce, to rest, to hunt, etc. . . and in a world where everything is changing fast, they cannot adapt.

Climate change is unfortunately also changing the very lives of animals, their behavior and what is more serious is the “times” and “places” for their reproduction, at least this is what emerges from a study monitored by the WWF. Animals are finding it increasingly difficult to live with us in a changing world and sometimes wild animals come to our cities looking for something to eat in the garbage.

For many animals, climate change has led to the destruction of their natural habitat, and this disorientates and frightens the animals who no longer know how to behave, how to survive, and that is why they become aggressive.

Because the effects of climate change are many and can be seen on wild animals and domestic animals, without distinction.

As far as wild animals are concerned, the most important effect is the destruction of their natural habitat, pushing them to the outskirts of our cities to look for something to eat. But in the city these animals don’t know how to behave, they get themselves and us, humans, in trouble by crossing the streets and wandering in fright.

It takes little, a car, a horn, a sudden brake, and meeting a wild animal becomes dangerous for everyone. Animals search for food and shelter in the city and unknowingly invade our spaces, which are their spaces from which we humans have driven them without restraint and respect.

Fearful and disoriented, with no more safe areas for them, wild animals are inevitably forced to frequent our cities with negative consequences for them and for us.

Anche il periodo riproduttivo e la fertilità possono essere a rischio; gravidanze che si verificano troppo presto o troppo tardi, problemi nei cuccioli, problemi di sterilità per cagnoline e gattine sono solo alcuni dei fastidi che i nostri piccoli amici sono costretti a patire.

Non è facile prendersi cura dei nostri amici animali e aiutarli ad affrontare i cambiamenti climatici, per questo è più che mai importante cercare di limitare il nostro impatto ambientale e cambiare rotta evitando il più possibile nuovi cambiamenti climatici ancora più disastrosi.

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    Valeria Fraquelli

    Sono una ragazza di trenta anni con Laurea triennale in Studi Internazionali e Laurea magistrale in Scienze del governo e dell'amministrazione.

    Ho fatto anche vari corsi post Laurea perchè non si finisce mai di imparare e io personalmente credo che rimanere sempre informati sia un dovere e un diritto per capire meglio come funziona il mondo che ci circonda.

    Adoro l'arte e la cultura e mi piace molto girare per mostre e musei. Mi piace anche viaggiare, il mondo è grande e tutto da scoprire con altre culture e altre tradizioni interessanti ed affascinanti.


Sections Environment & Development 2030 Agenda Sustainable cities and communities Fight against climate change Life on land


animali cambiamenti climatici effetti del cambiamento climatico

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