Climate change could be the largest cause of biodiversity loss in the second half of this century. A study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B evaluated that rising temperatures and changes in rainfall patterns will surpass habitat destruction as one of the greatest pressures on biodiversity. In the average ecosystem there could be a loss of 38% of animal species. However, the damage will not be evenly distributed with some ecosystems being hit much harder than others. Dr. Tim Newbold, a research fellow at @ucl says, “Climate change is to become, perhaps, the greatest pressure on biodiversity and overtake land-use in terms of impacts on biodiversity.” Want to learn more about this study? Click the link in our bio 📲 - Years Of Living Dangerously

Climate change could be the largest cause of biodiversity loss in the second half of this century. A study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B evaluated that rising temperatures and changes in rainfall patterns will surpass habitat destruction as one of the greatest pressures on biodiversity. In the average ecosystem there could be a loss of 38% of animal species. However, the damage will not be evenly distributed with some ecosystems being hit much harder than others. Dr. Tim Newbold, a research fellow at @ucl says, “Climate change is to become, perhaps, the greatest pressure on biodiversity and overtake land-use in terms of impacts on biodiversity.” Want to learn more about this study? Click the link in our bio 📲