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Clouded futures

Global warming is altering the distribution and abundance of plant and animal species. Application of a basic law of ecology predicts that many will vanish if temperatures continue to rise.

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Figure 1: H. C. Watson's demonstration of the species–area law for Britain's vascular flora.
Figure 2: Absent amphibians.



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Pounds, J., Puschendorf, R. Clouded futures. Nature 427, 107–109 (2004).

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