Climate change impact on mammals and birds greatly 'under-estimated'

An international study published today involving University of Queensland research has found large numbers of threatened species have already been affected by climate change. Associate Professor James Watson of UQ’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Wildlife Conservation Society said the team of international researchers found alarming evidence of responses to recent climate changes in almost 700 birds and mammal species.“There has been a massive under-reporting of these impacts,” he said.

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