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Dr. John J. Wiens: Hot Days, Disappearing Species

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Extreme temperatures have been linked to the endangerment and local extinction of many species of plants and animals. Thousands of species around the world may be threatened, including at least 90 in North America.

On August 26, 2021, SciLine interviewed: Dr. John J. Wiens, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona, studying responses of species to climate change. He spoke about topics including: how climate change is affecting plant and animal populations; how extremely hot days may be responsible for local disappearances of species; and what, if anything, can be done to help wild plants and animals adapt to warming temperatures.

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