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How Does Climate Change Affect Biodiversity?

From bleached coral reefs to migrating wildlife, here's four ways that climate change is already impacting biodiversity across the globe.

By Sean MowbrayAug 18, 2022 8:00 AM
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The consequences of climate change are becoming clearer and clearer: Earlier this year, a report by the International Panel on Climate Change warned that now that we've surpassed 1.1 degrees Celsius of warming, impacts are already being felt across the globe, from still-smoldering wildfires to historic droughts.

Experts underline the need to tackle both climate change and the loss of biodiversity, as the two are inextricably linked. Here are a few of the ways that climate change is impacting the Earth’s biodiversity.     

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