Biodiversity conservation: climate change and extinction risk.

John Harte, Annette Ostling, Jessica L. Green, Ann Kinzig

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Abstract

Thomas et al. have carried out a useful analysis of the extinction risk from climate warming. Their overall conclusion, that a large fraction of extant species could be driven to extinction by expected climate trends over the next 50 years, is compelling: it adds to the many other reasons why new energy policies are needed to reduce the pace of warming.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3 p following 33; discussion following 33
JournalNature
Volume430
Issue number6995
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004

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Harte, J., Ostling, A., Green, J. L., & Kinzig, A. (2004). Biodiversity conservation: climate change and extinction risk. Nature, 430(6995), 3 p following 33; discussion following 33.