Global warming could halve number of species in most diverse ecosystems, report states

What is the price of failing to cut our carbon emissions? A catastrophic loss of plant and animal species is one cost the world would have to weather, a landmark study from the University of East Anglia, the James Cook University and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has found.

The study explored the impact of climate change on almost 80,000 plant and animal species in 35 of the most diverse and wildlife-rich areas of the world, such as the Amazon and the Galapagos Islands.

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