Friday, June 6, 2008

Under-Resourced, Under Threat

I stand corrected... While I presented yesterday that the IPCC did include much on the effects of climate change on oceans, it was not enough in fact! Just today this paper was released in Science and the very first sentence reads: "The recent IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Fourth Assessment Report (2007) noted 28,586 significant biological changes in terrestrial systems but only 85 from marine and freshwater systems. Of these few observations from aquatic systems, 99% were consistent with global warming, which suggests that aquatic systems may be extremely vulnerable to climate change."

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