The velocity of climate change

  title={The velocity of climate change},
  author={Scott Loarie and P. Duffy and H. Hamilton and G. Asner and C. Field and D. Ackerly},
  • Scott Loarie, P. Duffy, +3 authors D. Ackerly
  • Published 2009
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The ranges of plants and animals are moving in response to recent changes in climate. As temperatures rise, ecosystems with ‘nowhere to go’, such as mountains, are considered to be more threatened. However, species survival may depend as much on keeping pace with moving climates as the climate’s ultimate persistence. Here we present a new index of the velocity of temperature change (km yr-1), derived from spatial gradients (°C km-1) and multimodel ensemble forecasts of rates of temperature… CONTINUE READING
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