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FROM VOLUME 7, NUMBER 5, MAY 1994
PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS... OF GENERAL INTEREST: GLOBAL WARMING SCIENCE
related items in Nature, 368(6473), Apr. 21, 1994:
"Diversity Begets Productivity," P. Kareiva (Dept.
Zool., Univ. Washington, Seattle WA 98195), 686-687. Discusses
how the Ecotron facility at Imperial College, which makespossible
experiments with closed ecosystems, has started producing results
unattainable otherwise, such as those reported in the following
"Declining Biodiversity Can Alter the Performance of
Ecosystems," S. Naeem (NERC Ctr. Population Biol., Imperial
Coll. at Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, UK), 734-737.
Direct experimental manipulation of diversity by over an order of
magnitude provides evidence that reduced biodiversity [a possible
result of climate change] may alter the performance [and carbon
cycling] of ecosystems.
Luminosity Variations and Global Warming," P. Foukal
(Cambridge Res. & Instrumentation Inc., Cambridge MA 02139), Science, 264(5156),
238-239, Apr. 8, 1994.
Recent studies indicate that the variation in the sun's
luminosity is less than observed in many other stars of similar
magnetic activity, and that the sun could become dimmer if its
magnetic activity exceeds present levels. However, the analysis
of carbon-14 and beryllium-10 records over the past several
millenia presented here shows that such a change in luminosity is
unlikely in the present epoch.
Global Warming from the Retreat of Glaciers," J. Oerlemans
(Inst. Atmos. Res., Utrecht Univ., Princetonplein 5, 3584 CC
Utrecht, Neth.), Science, 264(5156), 243-245, Apr.
Analysis of data compiled by the World Glacier Monitoring
Service indicates that the retreat of glaciers during the last
100 years appears to be coherent over the globe. Calculations of
the climate sensitivity of glaciers suggest that the observed
retreat can be explained by a linear warming trend of 0.66 Kelvin
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