A team of scientists at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has assessed species as at risk if their climate is changing, they are vulnerable to the changes and they are unable to adapt or relocate. The proportion of species they find to be at risk are:
- Birds 24 to 50%.
- Amphibians 22 to 44%
- Corals 15 to 32%.
Commenting on these results Chris Thomas of the University of York said "the conservation programme you might need to put in place [is] mind-boggling". But this, as he surely knows, is fantasy. Nither the money, nor the will nor the land needed are available. We can keep the threatened species only if we put a stop to climate change.