Climate Change and Biodiversity

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Effects of climate change are more severely felt by the poor. Building and understanding of ecosystem services  is an important mitigation strategy. A view of Yamuna Biodiversity Park at Delhi.

Abstract: The risk of climate change is universal but the poor are more vulnerable with worsening food security and exacerbating hunger in developing countries. Climate change is also likely to affect species distribution and increase the threat of extinction and loss of biodiversity.

The author is Former Director, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata. The article should be cited as Ramakrishna, 2019. Climate change and biodiversity, Geography and You, 19(15): 10-13.