Turning Up the Heat: How Global Warming Threatens Life in the Sea

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DIANE Publishing, 1999 - 47 pages
Discusses current predictions of global climate change & synthesizes scientific evidence of the likely impacts of global climate change on some species & ecosystems. Chapters: global climate change & the oceans: sea level rise, wind patterns, deep-ocean circulation patterns, ocean stratification & primary productivity, & natural climate variability; lessons from El Nino & decadal variation; evidence of impacts on marine life: impacts in polar regions, coral reefs, shifts in species' distribution & the fate of Pacific Salmon, seabirds & marine mammals, & disease & harmful algal blooms; conclusion; & literature cited.

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Page 11 - Nevertheless, the balance of evidence suggests that there is a discernible human influence on global climate.
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Page 35 - ... [t]here is no known geologic precedent for the transfer of carbon from the Earth's crust to atmospheric carbon dioxide, in quantities comparable to the burning of fossil fuels, without simultaneous changes in other parts of the carbon cycle and climate system. This close coupling between atmospheric carbon dioxide and climate suggests that a change in one would in all likelihood be accompanied by a change in the other.

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