Emissions pose threat to biodiversity

Global warming could have a more drastic effect on biodiversity than expected if changes are not made to limit emissions.

A study of 50,000 global species has found that if action isn’t taken to slow global warming, by the year 2080 almost two thirds of common plants and half of the animal population will decline by half. It was found the implications would be widespread and greatly disrupt many ecosystems.

Researchers recommended an immediate reduction to CO2 and other greenhouse gases would reduce biodiversity losses by 60% and provide an extra 40 years for species to adjust to the changing climate.

Read more at University of East Anglia