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Earth Day 2006: Checkup reveals global fever


Anthropogenic Ocean Acidification Over the Twenty-First century and its Impact on Calcifying Organisms, James C. Orr, et al, Nature 437, 681-686 (29 September 2005).

Climatic Consequences of a Large-Scale Desertification in Northeast Brazil: A GCM Simulation Study, Marcos Daisuke Oyama and Carlos Afonso Nobre, Journal of Climate, 15 Aug. 2004.

The First South Atlantic Hurricane: Unprecedented Blocking, Low Shear, and Climate Change, Pezza, Alexandre and Simmonds, Ian, Geophysical Research Letters 32(L15712). 12 August 2005.

Ice-Sheet and Sea-Level Changes, Richard Alley et al, Science, Oct. 21, 2005.

Modeling Conservation in the Amazon Basin, Britaldo Silveira Soares-Filho et al, Nature 23 March 2006.

Penetration of Human-Induced Warming into the World's Oceans, Barnett, Tim et al, Science, 309(5732): 284-287 (8 July 2005).

Stable Carbon Cycle-Climate Relationship During the Late Pleistocene, Urs Siegenthaler et al, Science 25 November 2005.

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Global Warming
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Rapidly rising sea levels

Global warming confusion con?

A New Scientist Special Report: Climate Change

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As seen from the skies

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