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Computer says: you are going to die

Yet another computer-based projection regarding the impact of global warming suggests that one in every 13 species will become extinct by the end of the century.

A University of Connecticut ecologist has analysed 131 peer-reviewed studies on species that used different computer simulations, and found a general average extinction rate for the globe of 7.9% on average for all species, all regions, taking into consideration various assumptions about future emission trends of man-made greenhouse gases.

The extinction rate is currently 2.8%.

 

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