Global climate change
Parmesan, Camille Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
- Greenhouse effect
- Global warming
- Range shifts
- Phenological shifts
- Community reassembly
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
The periodic fluctuations in global temperatures and precipitation, such as the glacial (cold) and interglacial (warm) cycles of the Pleistocene (a geological period from 1.8 million to 10,000 years ago). Presently, the increase in global temperatures since 1900 is of great interest. Many atmospheric scientists and meteorologists believe it is linked to human-produced carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere.
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