Global warming may lead to the fact that approximately one-third of land-based animals, and more than half of the different plant species may disappear or be at risk of a significant reduction in the number, according to new data.
If by the end of this century, as noted by British researchers, the average global temperature rise of 4 degrees, it will cause the biological diversity of our planet’s enormous damage.
According to experts, these changes are most noticeable in central Africa, Australia and the Amazon basin.
Analysis conducted as part of this large-scale study were exposed to about 50,000 different species, both plant and animal.
Previously, scientists in the study of biodiversity and infectious diseases reported that the disappearance of wildlife biodiversity - from beneficial bacteria to charismatic mammals - threatens the health of mankind.
The results of earlier studies suggest a critical link between the preservation of species and disease. Researchers have found that the extinctions in ecosystems such as, for example, forests and fields contribute to the increase of pathogens - pathogenic.
Typically, mainly disappear those animals, plants and microbes included in biodiversity that buffering the transmission of infectious diseases. Those that remain tend to be the kind that increases the transmission of infectious diseases like West Nile virus, Lyme disease, and hantavirus.