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Title: Global Change and the Terrestrial Biosphere (449th Brookhaven Lecture)

Since the Industrial Revolution, the increased use of fossil fuels has resulted in a dramatic and unprecedented rise in the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Most scientists agree that incrmore »easing levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases have raised Earth's temperature and, without a reduction in emissions, will continue to do so. Terrestrial ecosystems sustain life on Earth through the production of food, fuel, fiber, clean air, and naturally purified water. But how will agriculture and ecosystems be affected by global change? Rogers will describe the impact of projected climate change on the terrestrial biosphere and explain why plants are not just passive respondents to global change, but play an important role in determining the rate of change.« less
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Title: Global Change and the Terrestrial Biosphere (449th Brookhaven Lecture)
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Publication Date: 2009-04-22
OSTI Identifier: 1004909
DOE Contract Number: AC02-98CH10886
Other Number(s): TRN: US201117%%474
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Brookhaven Lecture Series: 1960 - Present, Lecture presented at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York (United States) on April 22, 2009
Research Org: BNL (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES ; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY ; AGRICULTURE ; AIR ; BIOSPHERE ; BNL ; CARBON DIOXIDE ; CLIMATES ; ECOSYSTEMS ; FOOD ; FOSSIL FUELS ; GREENHOUSE GASES ; PRODUCTION ; TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS ; WATER
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:53:10
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27