Cheetahs on the brink – are rising carbon emissions the cause?

Cheetahs may be suffering eye damage as a knock-on effect of the greening of semi-arid regions – itself a consequence of rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

As a result of carbon dioxide fertilisation, savannah grasslands have become more thickly wooded – mostly with thorn trees like acacia.

Cheetahs are now on the Red List of threatened species.
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