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"There's no going back," says CEED associate James Watson in a new feature article in National Geographic discussing winner- and loser- species in the face of climate change.

He was referring to the fact that our planet is moving out of a relatively stable climate that's been enjoyed for the past 10,000 years into a period of climate instability that will see some species do better and some species fare worse.

The article discusses which species will be winners (generalists and fast reproducers) and which will be losers (specialists with narrow climate needs), and what's the most effective actions we can take.

"The best we can do now," says Watson, is to identify and protect key populations, "then try to stop humanity from getting in the way of their functioning."