Climate change and species extinction

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Dead dolphins washed ashore. (CC BY 2.0)

The UN has summarized 15,000 studies by 145 scientists from 50 countries. They show that climate change is a major driver of accelerating extinctions in all parts of the natural world. A coordinating lead-author of the report describes what it means for the food and water that sustain our own species--the one that’s causing the damage.  

Credits

Guests:
Kate Brauman - Lead scientist for the global water initiative at the University of Minnesota institute on the Environment. Coordinating lead author of the IPBES Global Assessment. - @KateBrauman, Andrew Rosenberg - Union of Concerned Scientists - @UCSUSA

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Andrea Brody