Climate Change Devastating Biodiversity
A new study predicts devastating impacts upon biodiversity from climate change [more]. A doubling in atmospheric carbon dioxide is expected to drive tens of thousands of species to extinction in species rich biodiversity hotspots. Another recent study finds that plants cannot appreciably slow down climate change [more]. It is becoming readily apparent that climate change threatens the biological foundation of life and is so dramatic that measures such as tree planting are an inadequate response. There is no substitute for energy conservation and efficiency, renewable energy and dramatic cuts in emissions.