Report Highlights Climate Risk To 17 Arctic Species

Law360, New York (September 13, 2010, 7:19 PM EDT) -- A new report by environmental advocates highlights the risk climate change poses to 17 Arctic species from plankton to polar bears and calls for reductions in carbon dioxide and other measures to protect the animals from extinction.

The Center for Biological Diversity and Care for the Wild International issued a report Monday calling for atmospheric CO2 to be reduced from its current level of 390 parts per million to “at most” 325 ppm to 350 ppm.

The reduction in CO2 is needed to avoid “catastrophic” effects...
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