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Fig. 2 | Climatic Change

Fig. 2

From: The implications of the United Nations Paris Agreement on climate change for globally significant biodiversity areas

Fig. 2

Benefits of mitigation and adaptation (autonomous, i.e. dispersal) for biodiversity conservation in Priority Places. The graph shows the percentage of extirpation risks due to climate change alone averaged across Priority-Place-taxa. Mitigation has a critical influence on how many places become vulnerable to climate change even allowing for adaptation by dispersal (green spots). If species cannot adapt to changes in climate by dispersing (red spots), then even more species become vulnerable to climate change and mitigation is even more critical. Here, the red spot at 4.5 °C provides a worst case scenario in which there is no mitigation and no adaptation by dispersal. In each of the 33 Priority Places, there are (usually) 5 taxon analyses, and these are referred to as ‘Priority-Place-Taxa’

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