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UK health performance: findings of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010
This bright green 'flying frog' was newly discovered in the eastern Himalayas in 2007. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty Images Starting Monday, celebrations and events across the world will highlight the beginning of the UN's Year of International Biodiversity and the loss of our richly varied flaura and fauna, which is estimated to be as high as 1,000 times the natural rate as a result of human activities.
Richard Somerville, a distinguished professor emeritus and research professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, issued the following statement in response to a recent request to address claims recently made by climate change denialists: