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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Terrestrial ecosystems at risk of major shifts as temperatures increase


Terrestrial ecosystems at risk of major shifts as temperatures increase
Brussels, Belgium (SPX) Oct 11, 2013 Over 80% of the world's ice-free land is at risk of profound ecosystem transformation by 2100, a new study reveals. "Essentially, we would be leaving the world as we know it," says Sebastian Ostberg of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany. Ostberg and collaborators studied the critical impacts of climate change on landscapes and
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