Global Warming Study Warns of Extinctions

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Global warming could doom hundreds of land plants and animals to extinction over the next 50 years by marooning them in harsh, changed surroundings, scientists warn.

A new analysis enlisting scientists from 14 laboratories around the world found that more than one-third of 1,103 native species they studied could vanish or plunge to near-extinction by 2050.

The findings were published in the Jan. 8 issue of Nature.