NANFA-- Species effects of global warming

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sat, 04 Jan 2003 16:00:31 -0500

Even though it's snowing like a sumbichi in northeastern North America,
overall global temperatures are slowly increasing (yeah, "global warming").
The following link is an interesting analysis of how shifting temperatures
may affect plants and animals. Terry Root and the other authors are
reputable biologists. Planetary temperatures have obviously changed in the
past, but now the interesting question is how a human population of 6
billion-plus will deal with this, along with the rest of nature:


STANFORD, California, January 2, 2003 (ENS) - Hundreds of plant and animal
species around the world are feeling the impacts of global warming,
although the most dramatic effects may not be felt for decades, according
to new research from a Stanford University team. They predict that a rapid
temperature rise, together with other environmental pressures, "could
easily disrupt the connectedness among species" and lead to numerous

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--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A
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