NCEAS Study Examines Impact of Climate Change on Animal, Plant Populations in Oceans and on Land

Nov 7, 2011 Full story: Santa Barbara Independent

A new study carried out at UC Santa Barbara's National Center of Ecological Analysis and Synthesis and published this week in the journal Science examines how fast animal and plant populations would need to move to keep up with recent climate change in the ocean and on land.

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Houston, TX

#1 Nov 7, 2011
Wild population movement rates needed to outrun climate change? 2.7 kilometers per year on land and 2.2 kilometers per year in the oceans.

Houston, TX

#2 Nov 13, 2011
Climate change is a human problem. Suggested topic areas for the moderators of a Republican debate include:

8.Do you consider climate change a national security issue? If not, as president, what will you say to the president of the Maldives when he tells you that emissions of greenhouse gases by China and the United States threaten the very existence of his country because of rising sea levels?

Palatine, IL

#3 Nov 17, 2011
To mitigate climate change we should reduce GHG emissions. To adapt to the impacts of sea level rise, we need careful land use choices and adaptable infrastructure. Coastal vegetation such as mangroves can help reduce the impacts of flooding. Conservation of coral reefs also plays a huge role in protecting atolls.

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