Global warming poses an existential threat to one third of animal species and to a half of plant species. The Earth may lose fifty thousand species even in this century unless the governments change quickly their attitude and begin fast to restrict greenhouse gas emissions.
This warning was introduced by scientists from Great Britain, Australia and Colombia in a report published in specialist magazine Nature Climate Change. Among the most endangered animal groups there belong reptiles and amphibians. The most threaten areas are then Australia, sub-Saharan Africa, Amazonia and central America.