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The effects of climate change on ecosystems are complex. The impact on the species and habitats protected by the Bern Convention may differ widely, depending on the species, their habitats and location. This publication includes six expert reports presenting concrete measures for addressing the vulnerability of Europe's natural heritage in the face of climate change and its effects, and how this heritage must adapt in order to survive.

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Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change

Current knowledge of effects of climate change on biodiversity is briefly reviewed, and results are presented of a survey of biological research groups in the Netherlands, aimed at identifying key research issues in this field. In many areas of the world, biodiversity is being reduced by humankind through changes in land cover and use, pollution, invasions of exotic species and possibly climate change. Assessing the impact of climate change on biodiversity is difficult, because changes occur slowly and effects of climate change interact with other stress factors already imposed on the environment. Research issues identified by Dutch scientists can be grouped into: i spatial and temporal distributions of taxa; ii migration and dispersal potentials of taxa; iii genetic diversity and viability of meta populations of species; iv physiological tolerance of species; v disturbance of functional interactions between species; and vi ecosystem processes. Additional research should be done on direct effects of greenhouse gases, and on interactions between effects of climate change and habitat fragmentation.

Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change

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One reason we care about the environmental impacts of our choices is because they affect natural systems. But how do we quantify this effect, and how do we assess our impact? One way to look at nature is utilitarian: what does it bring us? But we can also see nature as having an intrinsic value; something we need to protect, whatever its value. Both viewpoints are defendable. Natural ecosystems purify the air, help to keep the climate stable, and provide an almost infinite range of useful resources.


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Effects of climate change on biodiversity: a review and identification of key research issues

Photo: chensiyuan via Wikimedia Commons. This is a form of biodiversity, or the variety of living organisms on earth. Biodiversity can be seen within species, between species, and within and between ecosystems. Water hyacinth, an invasive species, can take over entire lakes, pushing out native species and reducing biodiversity.

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What is Biodiversity and How Does Climate Change Affect It?

Climate change is happening — the extensive and critically accepted reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC have removed any remaining doubt. One particularly visible sight that brings climate change to the attention of the public is the series of large tracts of bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef resulting from unusually warm summers. The Great Barrier Reef is an Australian icon, symbolic of the wealth of Australia's biological diversity. It is the nursery to fishing industries and is visited by thousands of tourists each year, bringing hundreds of millions of dollars into our community. While the high visibility of coral bleaching has made us aware of this impact of climate change we should be equally concerned about the many other, less obvious but perhaps equally damaging impacts of climate change on biological assets and ecosystem processes. Are there more subtle responses hidden in our Gondwanan rainforests and extensive rangelands that we are failing to see?

The effects of climate change on ecosystems are complex. The impact on the species and habitats protected by the Bern Convention may differ widely, depending on the species, their habitats and location. This publication includes six expert reports presenting concrete measures for addressing the vulnerability of Europe's natural heritage in the face of climate change and its effects, and how this heritage must adapt in order to survive. This publication reproduces the full text of Recommendation on addressing the impacts of climate change on biodiversity, adopted by the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention in November , which stresses the urgent need to tackle the impact of climate change on biological diversity and on its conservation. With this publication, the Council of Europe aims to increase awareness about the links between biodiversity and climate, and emphasise the large potential for synergies when addressing biodiversity loss and climate change in an integrated manner. Climatic change and the conservation of European biodiversity: towards the development of adaptation strategies.

The potential to install a regime of benign surveillance over the natural world is immense, ranging from earth-observation satellites to smartphones listening out for chain saws in the forest. The online version of this story is available here. The interrelated issues of biodiversity loss and climate change are rising fast up the popular and political agenda. One reason is that the world increasingly appears to be -- on fire. In August , wildfires -- many started deliberately -- consumed large areas of Amazonian rainforest, reducing the Earth's 'lung capacity', rendering indigenous people and wildlife homeless, and releasing copious amounts of greenhouse gases.

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Она побледнела и прошептала: - О Боже… Стратмор утвердительно кивнул, зная, что она догадалась. - Он целый год хвастался, что разрабатывает алгоритм, непробиваемый для грубой силы. - Н-но… - Сьюзан запнулась, но тут же продолжила: - Я была уверена, что он блефует.

 - Вы когда-нибудь видели что-либо более ужасное, чем это место? - Он обвел глазами палату.  - Не больница, а помойка. И они еще решили оставить меня здесь на ночь.

Biodiversity loss

Халохот прокручивал в голове дальнейшие события. Все было очень просто: подойдя к жертве вплотную, нужно низко держать револьвер, чтобы никто не заметил, сделать два выстрела в спину, Беккер начнет падать, Халохот подхватит его и оттащит к скамье, как друга, которому вдруг стало плохо. Затем он быстро побежит в заднюю часть собора, словно бы за помощью, и в возникшей неразберихе исчезнет прежде, чем люди поймут, что произошло.