Dr. Paul Dennis and Dr. Kevin Newsham created a study in the Northern Antarctic, in hopes of foreshadowing the events that may occur in the Southern hemisphere in respects of fungi diversity. Along with global warming, the Northern and Southern Antarctic are warming up as well. Due to climate change, the temperature has risen approximately 2.8 degrees Celsius in the past 50 years; this is peculiarly higher than other global warming events. Along with the temperature change, new biodiversity will eventually rise. The researchers found that by year 2100, there will be 25% increase of fungi diversity in the Antarctic. They also state that it can give rise to a new biodiversity in the land by increasing the nutrient content of the soil, hence encouraging plants to grow in that area. However, there is also a chance that these fungi will boost the invasive species in the area which will limit biodiversity in the land. By looking at samples in the Northern maritime, researchers predict that the later is least likely to happen, hence analyzing future response of fungi growth in cold regions.
Global warming is affecting the Earth drastically; the pollution and over production of CO2 is altering the biodiversity of the things living in different regions of the world. An example would be the estimated fungi diversity increase due to climate change; this plays a key role in the ecosystem for they increase nutrients in the soil. Increased nutrients in the soil will stimulate plant growth, although this may not be such a bad thing, if it encourages an invasive species of plants; the biodiversity of the region will be decimated. Once again, Earth is at the mercy of human population; it seems that the influence we have in the environment causes ripple effects even to regions least tainted with human waste. Global warming will have irreversible effects on the environment, and ultimately the way of life. If people are not willing to change their bad habits and continue to have a big ecological footprint; the future generations will have to make do with the damage that has been done.