The ecosystem impacts of global warming and related ecological crises

The geophysical and biophysical impacts of human actions on the Earth’s systems during the Anthropocene epoch are increasingly dangerous, ubiquitous, and well documented. The loss of biodiversity, ocean acidification, declining fresh water, more frequent extreme weather events, stratospheric ozone depletion, expanding threats to human health, altered nitrogen and phosphorus cycles, rising sea levels and coastal zone impacts, aerosol pollution, chemical pollution, and the disruption of agriculture and food supplies comprise a partial list of the impacts of human action that threaten the viability of human societies and the survival of millions of species on Earth.

White W. A., in press. The ecosystem impacts of global warming and related ecological crises. In: White W. A. (ed.), Biosequestration and ecological diversity – mitigating and adapting to climate change and environmental degradation, pp. 35-46. Boca Raton: CRC Press. Book chapter (access required).


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