Loss of climatic habitat caused by anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases is listed as a key threatening process under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
here is evidence that modification of the environment by humans may result in future climate change. Human induced activities as a result of energy use, industrial processes, solvent and other product use, agriculture, land use change and forestry, and waste cause greenhouse gas emissions. Human-caused climate change may occur at a faster rate than has previously occurred naturally and may involve both changes in average temperature conditions and changes to the frequency of occurrence of extreme events.
is an integral part of the dynamics of many Australian ecosystems and
the risk of fire may increase in some areas as the climate changes
and decrease in others, with consequent changes to the species
composition and structure of ecological communities
(Brasher & Pittock 1998; NSW Scientific Committee 2000).
Northern bettong (Bettongia tropica)
The distribution of most species, populations and communities is determined by climate and many species would be adversely affected unless populations were able to move across the landscape.
Sooty oystercatcher (Heamatopus fuliginosus)