These maps show which areas are home to today’s most vulnerable birds, amphibians, and coral.
Blue indicates the number of species, as a proportion of all species in a region, that are highly sensitive to changes in climate conditions, while yellow shows the proportion of species with high exposure (meaning those which will likely experience the largest changes in climate conditions).
Maroon shows the overlap of those two conditions—and thus where the most vulnerable species are most at risk. Data comes from the largest assessment of its kind, part of the PLOS Ecological Impacts of Climate Change Collection.
Wendy Foden et al.