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Friday, May 30, 2008

Warmth Increases Biodiversity

Global warming hysteria is fueled partly by claims that warming will reduce biodiversity by causing extinctions.

Interestingly, it appears that warmer temperatures lead to greater biodiversity. As reported at Science Daily:

According to a study recently published online in PNAS Early Edition, the explosion of species at the tropics has much more to do with warmth than with light.

"The diversity was unrelated to productivity (from photosynthesis), but it was strongly related to temperature," said University of Southern California biologist Jed Fuhrman, who led a group that analyzed bacterial samples from warm and cold oceans.


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