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Temperature variability under climate change increases extinction risk of insects

Temperature projections from global climate models integrated with simple dynamical models suggest that there will be a systematic increase in the extinction risk of insect populations in the twenty-first century. The risks due to warming are amplified when temperature variability is taken into account.

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Fig. 1: Projected temperature changes lead to an increased insect extinction risk globally.


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This is a summary of: Duffy, K. et al. Climate-mediated shifts in temperature fluctuations promote extinction risk. Nat. Clim. Change (2022).

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Temperature variability under climate change increases extinction risk of insects. Nat. Clim. Chang. 12, 979–980 (2022).

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