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Wildlife Responses to Climate Change
Terry Root, Ph.D., Stanford University

Over the last 100 years, the average global surface temperature has increased approximately 0.8 C. Even with this amount of warming, which seems small compared to what might occur in the relatively near future, wild animals are already exhibiting discernible changes. Given what is known about physiological requirements of species, these changes are consistent with those expected with increasing ambient temperatures. Learn why the synergistic effect between rapid global warming and habitat modification is probably the most important problem facing species today.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008