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Impact of climate change on species

Published 12 November 2015

One in six species is at risk of extinction because of climate change.

To survive, plants, animals and birds confronted with climate change have two options: move or adapt. With the speed of climate change we are experiencing already, it’s often not possible for a species to adapt quickly enough to keep up with its changing environment. And with the amount of habitat destruction, dam building, roads and cities expanding, moving is becoming increasingly difficult.

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