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Bye Bye Climate Fears? Media Says Hello to Next Eco-Scare! BBC touts report claiming ‘1/5 of world’s plants at risk of extinction’ ahead of UN Biodiversity Conference
Posted By admin On September 29, 2010 @ 10:09 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled
BBC News 
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
One-fifth of the world’s plants – the foundation of life on Earth – are at risk of extinction, a study concludes.
Researchers have sampled almost 4,000 species, and conclude that 22% should be classified as “threatened” – the same alarming rate as for mammals.
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A further 33% of species were too poorly understood to be assessed.
The analysis  comes from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, the Natural History Museum and International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
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URLs in this post:
 BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11434109
 Flashback: UN Species Scares Debunked: ‘Persistence of Species': ‘Earth’s plant & animal species are not slip-sliding away – even slowly – into netherworld of extinction’: http://tiny.cc/ddm2o
 Flashback: It really is ‘IPCC like!': UN Biodiversity report ‘has multiple errors in first chapter alone’: http://www.climatedepot.com/a/6899/Update-UN-Biodiversity-report-has-multiple-errors-in-first-chapter-alone-It-really-is-IPCC-like
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 The analysis: http://www.kew.org/news/one-fifth-of-plants-under-threat-of-extinction.htm
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