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Impact of climate change on mammals and birds ‘greatly underestimated’

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Posted: 13 Feb 2017 10:14 AM PST  see full article here

Large numbers of threatened species have already been impacted by climate change, new research concludes. Alarmingly, this team of international researchers found evidence of observed responses to recent climate changes in almost 700 birds and mammal species.

Michela Pacifici, Piero Visconti, Stuart H. M. Butchart, James E. M. Watson, Francesca M. Cassola & Carlo Rondinini. Species’ traits influenced their response to recent climate change. Nature Climate Change, February 2017 DOI: 10.1038/nclimate3223

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