07/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

7 American Species Threatened By Global Warming (SLIDESHOW)

Global warming is already starting to have a severe effect on our environment. The Environment Defense Fund has picked seven "ambassador species" -- living plants and animals - who are already struggling to survive. Climate change is affecting their natural habitats and the EDF fears that without action
there's a good chance these species won't make it past our lifetimes.

Here are the seven ambassadors:

7 American Species Threatened by Global Warming