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By Mark Maslin

Weather switch remains to be, arguably, the main serious and arguable factor dealing with the area within the twenty-first century. formerly released as worldwide Warming: a truly brief advent, the hot version is now weather swap: a truly brief creation, reflecting a tremendous switch within the terminology of the final decade.

In the 3rd variation, Mark Maslin contains the most important updates from the previous few years, together with the result of the 2013 IPCC 5th overview record, the results of ocean acidification, and the influence of alterations to worldwide inhabitants and health and wellbeing. Exploring all the key issues within the debate, Maslin is sensible of the complexities weather swap consists of, from political and social concerns to environmental and medical. its predicated affects, he explores all the controversies, and
also explains a number of the proposed strategies.

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All rights reserved. Frontiers in Understanding Climate Change and Polar Ecosystems: Summary of a Workshop 2 Frontier Questions in Climate Change and Polar Ecosystems T he goal of the Polar Research Board’s workshop was to bring together a diverse group of scientists to identify key research frontiers at the intersection of polar ecosystems and global climate change. “Frontiers” in this context signifies those cutting edge ideas and research needs that will take the science forward into the coming decades.

Increased primary production at higher latitudes is likely, as loss of sea ice leads to an open water column year-round, limited only by nutrient supply and perhaps light if the mixed layer depth is depressed too deep in the water column seasonally. Phytoplankton species may also shift to forms less palatable to crustacean herbivores that serve as Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. 4 Case Study: Responses of Penguin Populations to Climate Change Along the West Antarctic Peninsula Apex predators including seabirds, such as Adélie penguins and Crabeater seals, require sea ice as a platform for foraging, breeding, and other activities to successfully complete their life cycles.

All rights reserved. Frontiers in Understanding Climate Change and Polar Ecosystems: Summary of a Workshop Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Frontiers in Understanding Climate Change and Polar Ecosystems: Summary of a Workshop 3 Methods and Technologies to Address the Frontier Questions D uring the workshop, several cross-cutting issues emerged that highlight the research needs and requirements for advancing the understanding of polar ecosystems. Participants noted that a striking characteristic of the workshop was the ease with which these key issues emerged from the discussion.

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