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Species loss: a crude view of climate

We contend that Sean Maxwell and colleagues' analysis of risk factors for biodiversity loss should have included a more nuanced view of climate change (Nature536, 143–145; 10.1038/536143a2016).For example, the authors seem to rely too much
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