Georgia State Report Predicts Major Impacts to Natural Habitat
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is working on a draft report on the impacts of climate change to habitat, with some alarming results expected, reports David Pendered. The report predicts "that climate change will eliminate habitat in Georgia for some species by 2050, even as man-made 'sprawl zones' create tremendous challenges for other critters and plants."
The report will update the state's 2005 Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, now called the State Wildlife Action Plan.
Pendered goes on to highlight some of the noteworthy sections of the report—made all the more so by the fact that DNR does not have a track record as a left-leaning government agency. DNR is currently holding public meetings to gather feedback on the report.