Apr 21, 2019 | Updated: 07:00 AM EDT

Namibia Ecosystem & Biodiversity, First Victim Of Climate Change

Mar 20, 2017 01:02 AM EDT

Namibia Ecosystem and Biodiversity Experiencing Drought
(Photo : Silas Amadhila/Youtube) Namibia Ecosystem and Biodiversity Experiencing Drought

Namibia ecosystem is one of the driest and hottest countries today. The topmost seen reason is the climate change which greatly affects its rainforest.

A curious Virginia tech graduate solely experiments living in Namibia ecosystem. Namibia is known as one of the world's hottest and driest countries with an ecosystem, rainforest, and biodiversity which are greatly affected by the frustrating climate change. His purpose is to conduct a study on how the entire place is greatly affected by climate change including some human-caused phenomena.

Namibia ecosystem and biodiversity is comprised of some mammals, Phys.org reported. Reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and birds greatly depend on trees as their main habitat. However, with the small amount of 2-24 inches of rainfall that Namibia receives in a year, large trees do not survive.

Meanwhile, survivor trees in Namibia ecosystem were taken out for charcoal production. In a report published from Namibian website, Michael Heita, spokesperson of the Oukwanyama Traditional Authority strongly believes that the cause is climate change in Namibia, which then results in more and more environmental problems.

Unlike before, in the Namibia ecosystem, winter used to be very cold, until time significantly change that cold gets shorter and shorter. This means that in the Namibia ecosystem, it is clear that the atmosphere greatly changes and gets warmer today than before.

The same way, the graduate of Greensboro, North Carolina, David Millican commented on his study on the Namibia ecosystem and biodiversity. Millican said, "Species in this community are especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change due to their habitat needs."

Millican also tops mentioned, how the weather in Namibia gets high variable due to yearly droughts it causes and unpredictable intervals. Thus, as climate change gets worst in the Namibia ecosystem, it's not only the trees which are greatly affected by the season but of course the entire rainforest and its biodiversity.

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