The following photos and excerpt -- highlighting the threats posed to animals and plants by climate change -- are drawn from Gary Braasch's new book Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming Is Changing the World, published by the University of California Press, © 2007. Featuring more than 100 photographs, Earth Under Fire shows species, cultures, and entire ecosystems at risk due to rapid climate change. It tells personal stories of the people whose lives are being disrupted, and delves into the larger implications for businesses, governments, and societies. Click arrows to advance images. Photos © Gary Braasch As the climate …
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Gary Braasch is consistently listed among the world's most active and concerned environmental photojournalists. He is a founding fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. He has photographed assignments for National Geographic, LIFE, Time, Scientific American, Smithsonian, and many other magazines.