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Prehistoric vegetation helps predict future ecosystems


August 30, 2018

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As the last ice age ended and the planet warmed, Earth's vegetation changed dramatically, according to a new report in Science. Scientists analyzed how vegetation changed after the ice age and also projected how much current ecosystems might change in the 21st century and beyond as global warming progresses. The current warming may drive an equally dramatic change in vegetation within the next 100 to 150 years unless greenhouse-gas emissions are reduced, the researchers write.Full Story

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