Climate Change Caused Hundreds of Local Extinctions in 2016.

Author John Wiens of the University of Arizona told Seeker that, in the U.S. alone, local extinctions have occurred "in 15 plant species, 18 marine fish species, 14 mammal species and 46 bird species. The plants include Gambel's oak and alligator juniper in southern Arizona. The mammals include the pika, pinyon mouse, jumping mouse and the alpine chipmunk. Marine fish include the Atlantic redfish. Birds include the dark-eyed junco, red-breasted nuthatch, two-barred crossbill and the Nashville warbler."

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