Island Diversity in Danger of Total Submersion from Sea Level Rise

November 14, 2013 5:11 PM

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Sea level rise is a huge issue for low-lying island habitats. As the climate continues to change, though, nearly 20 percent of the world's biodiversity is in danger. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at rising sea levels, revealing the potential for a catastrophic future.

Climate change has received quite a bit of attention in recent years, but there has been no global assessment of the consequences of rising sea levels for island ecosystems. These regions, though, are the most vulnerable to potential sea level rise, which would result in a direct reduction of habita...

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