Global warming will force inland plants and animals to migrate as their habitats change. Scientists have devised a “climate velocity” measure to estimate the speed of change. Flat areas present the biggest challenge to migration, mountains less of one. With more work, the measure should help conservationists invest wisely to preserve species.
The Dominican Republic, located in the Caribbean, is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to its geographic location and heavy dependence on agriculture, fisheries, and tourism. The country is also prone to natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods, which are becoming more frequent and