Biological consequences of global warming: is the signal already apparent?

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    Increasing greenhouse gas concentrations are expected to have significant impacts on the world's climate on a timescale of decades to centuries. Evidence from long-term monitoring studies is now accumulating and suggests that the climate of the past few decades is anomalous compared with past climate variation, and that recent climatic and atmospheric trends are already affecting species physiology, distribution and phenology.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)56-61
    Number of pages6
    JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2000


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