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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

BBC News [1]
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Flashback: UN Species Scares Debunked: ‘Persistence of Species': ‘Earth’s plant & animal species are not slip-sliding away – even slowly – into netherworld of extinction’ [2]

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 [5] comes from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, the Natural History Museum and International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Full story here. [1]