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Climate change threatens nearly 40% of the world’s primates, study says
By Scottie Andrew and Saeed Ahmed, CNN
Updated 12:58 PM ET, Mon June 17, 2019
(CNN) As cyclones and droughts are expected to grow in frequency and intensity while global temperatures rise, humankind’s closest relatives will become increasingly vulnerable to extinction, scientists say.
At climate change’s current pace, nearly 40% of the Earth’s primates will be threatened by the extreme weather events that accompany rising temperatures, a new study says. And with 60% of primate species already vulnerable to habitat loss and human activity, researchers are pleading that conservationists consider both human and climatic impacts in their efforts.
In the study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change …
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While “habitat loss and human activity” may very well imperil many primate species, they evolved and thrived through a helluva lot more climate change than humans will ever cause.
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