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Climate Change is NOT Being Nice to Mother Nature – Overview

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This is the first part of a series of blog posts that summarize some of the negative effects of climate change on the world’s ecosystems.

“Observed recent changes in climate, especially warmer regional temperatures, have already had significant impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems, including causing changes in species distributions, population sizes, the timing of reproduction or migration events, and an increase in the frequency of pest and disease outbreaks.  By the end of the century, climate change and its impacts may be the dominant direct driver of biodiversity loss and changes in ecosystem services globally.  The balance of scientific evidence suggests that there will be a significant net harmful impact on ecosystem services worldwide if global mean surface temperature increases more than 2o Celsius above pre-industrial levels or at rates greater than 0.2o Celsius per decade”  (Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, Reid et al., 2005)

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Written by Scott Mandia

July 25, 2010 at 6:00 am

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