Climate Change Could Extinguish 16 Percent Of Wildlife
A new study says one-sixth of the planet's wildlife and plants are at risk to go extinct due to climate change.By Jasmine Bailey | May 1, 2015
If we don't get serious about protecting the world's environments we could see 16%, or one-sixth of earth's wildlife, go extinct.
That's according to a new study published Thursday in the journal Science. The study claims that for every increased degree in temperature, the rate of extinction will be accelerated.
Sky News reports, "Animals and plants in South America, Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica are most at risk because they have nowhere to go if their habitats change."