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Analysis of 266 insects, amphibians, birds, mammals, and reptiles, suggests many face extinction Most plants and animals cannot adapt at the rate the climate is changing, scientists have said. A study of more than 250 species found their ability to change their "climactic niche", the conditions under which they can survive, will be vastly outpaced by future changes in rainfall and temperature. Although some animals might be able to move to cope with rising temperatures, others live in isolated areas which they cannot leave. Amphibians, reptiles and plants are particularly vulnerable, according to US researchers and tropical species are at...

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