Photo: Scientists Link Extinctions, Rising Temperatures



A NASA world map plots the annual average rise in surface air temperatures from 1960 to 2060 based on past measurements and future projections.

A new study suggests that within 200 years, Earth's temperatures may become hot enough to kill off half of all existing plant and animal species.

Map courtesy NASA


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