February 2004 – vol. 97, issue 2, pp 107–110 More than one million species of land animals and plants could become extinct within 50 years as a result of global warming, according to new research. Among them would be Britain's only endemic bird species, the Scottish Crossbill Loxia scotica. Prof. Chris Thomas of Leeds University, the lead author of the research paper, published in Nature in January, called his team's findings `terrifying'. As p... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.