Global warming "greatest threat" to species
Climate change could lead to over a third of the Earth's species becoming extinct, an international study published this week in scientific journal Nature warns. Applying climate change scenarios to over a thousand flora and fauna samples across several regions, the scientists estimate that between 15% and 37% of species could become extinct by 2050. While urging caution on precise predictions, they conclude that global warming "is likely to be the greatest threat" to biodiversity and urge "rapid implementation" of measures to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and to develop carbon sequestration. See article.