EC report confirms that climate change is threatening many ecosystem services

According to a scientific review by the University of the West of England that was published in the latest Science for Environment Policy news update of the European Commission, climate change is threatening the provision of many ecosystem services.

“Climate change is having mixed — but mostly negative — impacts on ecosystem services, suggest data analysed by a new study. The research, which brings together the findings of over 100 other studies, found that 59% of reported impacts of climate change on ecosystem services are negative, while just 13% are positive. However, the method of research was shown to strongly influence whether impacts are reported as positive or negative, with expert opinion studies far more negative than other types of study.”

 

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