Scientists’ warning to humanity: microorganisms and climate change

  title={Scientists’ warning to humanity: microorganisms and climate change},
  author={Ricardo Cavicchioli and William J. Ripple and Kenneth N. Timmis and Farooq Azam and Lars R. Bakken and Matthew Baylis and Michael J. Behrenfeld and Antje Boetius and Philip W. Boyd and Aim{\'e}e T. Classen and Thomas. W. Crowther and Roberto Danovaro and Christine M. Foreman and Jef Huisman and David A. Hutchins and Janet K. Jansson and David M. Karl and Britt Koskella and David B. Mark Welch and Jennifer B. H. Martiny and Mary Ann Moran and Victoria J. Orphan and David S. Reay and Justin V. Remais and Virginia I. Rich and Brajesh Kumar Singh and Lisa Y. Stein and Frank J. Stewart and Matthew B. Sullivan and Madeleine J. H. van Oppen and Scott C. Weaver and Eric A. Webb and Nicole S. Webster},
  journal={Nature Reviews. Microbiology},
  pages={569 - 586}
In the Anthropocene, in which we now live, climate change is impacting most life on Earth. Microorganisms support the existence of all higher trophic life forms. To understand how humans and other life forms on Earth (including those we are yet to discover) can withstand anthropogenic climate change, it is vital to incorporate knowledge of the microbial ‘unseen majority’. We must learn not just how microorganisms affect climate change (including production and consumption of greenhouse gases… 

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