Global Biospheric Productivity: The Distant and Historic Past

By | April 4, 2012

 

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Among the many alarmist fears of CO2-induced global warming is the concern that the productivity of the biosphere will decline if global temperatures rise to the extent predicted by computer models. Because of this concern, several researchers have investigated the relationship between temperature, atmospheric CO2, and biospheric productivity across a range of spatial and temporal scales. The present review examines what those researchers have learned, focusing on studies that have addressed this issue for the globe as a whole over both the distant and historic past.

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