Will global warming devastate the planet’s biodiversity? While some of its proponents claim this to be the case, others like Dr. Sherwood Idso of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide recently released a report on this issue, and believes otherwise. Comments Dr. Idso: “Plants in a CO2-enriched atmosphere generally prefer warmer temperatures than they do when exposed to normal air and it is likely they will move both poleward in latitude and upward in altitude, which will enable them to expand the territory they inhabit and actually make them less likely to experience extinction. Global warming will actually result in an increase in plant and animal ranges, thus enhancing biodiversity, not threatening it.”

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