"Intact ecosystems provide the best defense against climate change,"

Intact nature offers best defense against climate change

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IMAGE: Intact forests like this one in Madagascar represent our greatest protection against floods and storms. view more

Credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS

NEW YORK (January 28, 2016) – Worldwide responses to climate change could leave people worse off in the future according to a recent study conducted by CSIRO, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the University of Queensland.

The paper, “Intact ecosystems provide the best defense against climate change,” published today in Nature Climate Change, discusses how certain adaptation strategies may have a negative impact on nature which in turn will impact people in the long-term. Read more.