AffiliationSchool of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona
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CitationMcPherson, G. R., Sirmacek, B., & Vinuesa, R. (2022). Environmental thresholds for mass-extinction events. Results in Engineering.
JournalResults in Engineering
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AbstractWhile the global-average temperatures are rapidly rising, more researchers have been shifting their focus towards the past mass-extinction events in order to show the relations between temperature increase and temperature thresholds which might trigger extinction of species. These temperature and mass-extinction relation graphs are found practical by conservationists and policy makers to determine temperature threshold values to set climate targets. Unfortunately, this approach might be dangerous, because mass-extinction events (MEEs) are related to many environmental parameters and temperature is only one of them. Herein we provide a more comprehensive evaluation of the environmental thresholds required to sustain a habitable planet. Besides, we suggest actions within the sustainable-development goals (SDGs) to observe those critical environmental parameters, in order to assure having an inhabitable planet for the current living species. © 2022
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Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Copyright © 2022 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).