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Biodiversity is Collapsing Worldwide. Here's Why.

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In this video essay, we look at how climate change is causing a decrease in biodiversity worldwide. Biodiversity is a measure of the variety and variability of life, and climate change is causing the decline of biodiversity in numerous ecosystems via extreme weather, sea-level rise, and habitat destruction.

Biodiversity matters because without such a variety of life and species, ecosystems begin to collapse ultimately affecting the livelihoods of communities reliant on healthy, biodiverse ecosystems. Biodiversity loss caused by climate change ultimately means species extinctions and a disconnect between animals and plants.

The script for this video was written by NCSE Graduate Student Outreach Fellows Cat Henry and DJ Kast. Learn more about the National Center for Science Education: https://ncse.ngo

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