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This implies the variety of life, the multitude of species, the dazzling array of ecosystems they create from the permanent snow fields of the Himalayas to steamy jungles, and coral reefs, and the 6000+ languages we speak and our cultures that they largely define.
> Global warming will ensure that the species that survive do so in the wrong place.
> It is estimate that a third of all the species will be on the fast track to extinction within the next quarter century.
> Over 90% of all languages will be gone by then, because languages spoken by fewer than a million people are rarely taught to children.
> Most tropical forests will be gone by 2025 and with them, their species and peoples.
> Coral reefs will be cooked alive in too-warm oceans.
> Tropical glaciers will long have been only a memory preserved in the archive sections of libraries.
Where do we go from here? What’s in store for us?