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The Surprising Role of CO2 in Changes on the African Savanna


Environment  (tags: climate-change, climate, ecosystems, environment, wildlife, world, animals, nature, protection, habitat, habitatdestruction, green, research, trees )

Cal
- 562 days ago - e360.yale.edu
Recent studies show that many of the world's savannas, including famed southern African landscapes, are experiencing significant change as rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere favor the growth of trees over grasslands.



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Frans Badenhorst (560)
Friday June 14, 2013, 4:16 am
well...this was very interesting, thanks for posting Cal...
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday June 14, 2013, 5:14 am
noted with concern, thanks Cal
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 14, 2013, 5:32 am
Interesting article, thanks.
 

Gene Jacobson (256)
Friday June 14, 2013, 6:35 am
"Changes in savannas are also affecting wildlife. Conservationists in Namibia, home to the world’s largest remaining population of cheetahs, began finding starving cheetahs with severe eye injuries about twenty years ago."

Not as surprising as these researches seem to think. The entire ecosystem of planet earth is changing because of global warming, which has now exceeded 400ppm CO2 in our atmosphere for only the second time in our recent history, and climate change which is a by product of warming. This is just the beginning. It may be of great interest to scientists but it is going to decimate the rest of us, including wildlife. Not a good thing in any way. And, like I said, this is barely the tip of the iceberg.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 14, 2013, 2:06 pm
Interesting but sad this is what the planet is coming to So many of the animals need grassland

noted thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 14, 2013, 2:26 pm
Sadly noted.
 

Dave C. (227)
Friday June 14, 2013, 2:41 pm
thanks, very interesting.......
 

Winn Adams (205)
Friday June 14, 2013, 6:19 pm
Interesting and also sad. Thanks for the info.
 

Jason S. (57)
Friday June 14, 2013, 7:34 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

lee e. (114)
Friday June 14, 2013, 10:29 pm
This is alarming - definitely NOT "interesting" - as the Plutocrats take control of our Earth and its climate we are like sheep - being led to the slaughter by the wealthy Plutocrats who are controlling our government - our food - our air - our water and our lives - while they believe they can escape their own destruction!
 

Edo R. (71)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 3:18 am
Thanks for sharing!
 

Natasha Salgado (578)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 5:42 pm
Very interesting stuff! Thanks Cal
 
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