Climate change: Snakes tell a torrid tale

@article{Huber2009ClimateCS,
  title={Climate change: Snakes tell a torrid tale},
  author={Matthew Huber},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2009},
  volume={457},
  pages={669-671}
}
  • M. Huber
  • Published 5 February 2009
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature
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