Shock at global warming speed: ‘widespread future extinctions’ predicted

Advertiser and Times: Climate change is happening TEN TIMES quicker than at any point since the age of the dinosaurs, warns new research. And the unprecedented rate of change is likely to trigger “widespread future extinctions.” A notorious warming period 55 million years known as the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) - when temperatures rose by at least 5C - is considered the most similar to current conditions. It led to ‘animal dwarfism’ with horses, deer and other mammals shrinking dramatically in size.......

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