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Climate change and the biosphereAuthor(s): F. Stuart Chapin
Source: The Scientist. 22(1): 37
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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DescriptionScientific assessments now clearly demonstrate the ecologic and societal consequences of human induced climate change, as detailed by the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. Global warming spells danger for Earth's biomes, which in turn play an important role in climate change. On the following pages, you will read about some of the specific changes, from fruit flies to microbes, that scientists have observed.
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CitationChapin, F. Stuart, III. 2008. Climate change and the biosphere. The Scientist. 22(1): 37.
Keywordsclimate change, biosphere
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