Climate Change Threatens Loss of Common Plants, Animals

Unchecked climate change will cause widespread global loss of plants and animals, according to a new study of 50,000 common species. It’s the most comprehensive analysis ever done of global warming’s potentially calamitous impact on biodiversity.

The study looks at plant and animal losses in a world that is four degrees Celsius warmer than in pre-industrial days. Under this scenario, the report predicts dramatic declines by the end of this century, according to lead author Rachel …

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