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"The weather swap technological know-how Compendium" is a evaluate of a few four hundred significant medical contributions to our figuring out of Earth structures and weather which have been published via peer-reviewed literature or from study associations over the past 3 years, because the shut of analysis for attention through the IPCC Fourth review document. The Compendium isn't really a consensus record or an replace of the other method. as a substitute, it's a presentation of a few intriguing clinical findings, interpretations, rules, and conclusions that experience emerged between scientists. targeting paintings that brings new insights to points of Earth method technology at numerous scales, it discusses findings from the overseas Polar 12 months and from new applied sciences that increase our talents to work out the Earth's platforms in new methods. facts of unforeseen charges of swap in Arctic sea ice quantity, ocean acidification, and species loss emphasizes the urgency had to strengthen administration recommendations for addressing weather switch.

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The search for a reliable means of predicting future precipitation patterns in the Sahel region of Africa continues, with one study suggesting that links to sea surface temperatures that held in the 20th century might not apply in the 21st century (Kropelin et al. 2008, Brovkin and Claussen 2008, Cook 2008).

2009, Steinacher et al. 2009, Cooley and Doney 2009). Seasonal acidification events are already appearing—water that can corrode aragonite is welling up during the summer months along the California coastline, decades earlier than models predict (Feely et al. 2008). Researchers are anticipating the same degree of corrosive water in some high-latitude polar and subpolar locations by 2050 or earlier (Steinacher et al. 2009). But these model predictions and logical anticipations may be too conservative because they are based on scenarios that expected some decrease in CO2 emissions by the early 21st century.

3 The Coral Triangle Coral bleaching results when colonies of colorful photosynthesizing zooxanthellae algae abandon the calcareous structures built by coral polyps. Once bleached, the structures may or may not be re-colonized to re-establish the symbiotic relationships that characterize healthy reefs. Over the last three decades, coral reefs have experienced severe mass bleaching events in many tropical regions, including the Coral Triangle that stretches across six countries of Southeast Asia and Melanesia.

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