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More ice and snow means more reflected radiation and cooling. Disappearing snow and ice means warming, which will reduce snow and ice further. 13 What will be the impacts of future climate change? Together these uncertainties are captured in the so-called ‘‘climate sensitivity’’, the warming that occurs for a doubling of CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere compared to its pre-industrial concentration. 5 o C. That is a big uncertainty. And there is a chance the climate sensitivity is even higher.

See for an in-depth discussion IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, Working Group II, chapter 4. 11. aspx. 12. A biological hotspot is defined by two criteria: (1) it is a region that contains at least 1500 plant species, unique for that area or ecosystem, and (2) it has already lost 70% or more of its original area. Collectively, 25 areas in 1999 held no less than 44% of the world’s plants and 35% of terrestrial vertebrates in an area that formerly covered only 12% of the planet’s land surface. 4% of land surface.

Above a certain level of temperature or acidity or drought one or more species can no longer survive (which can easily lead to extinction for species that are unique to certain areas) and with the decline in those species ecosystems as a whole may collapse. 12 What will be the impacts of future climate change? Biodiversity hotspots. org. See Plate 5 for colour version. The scale of the threat of climate change to nature is extremely large. 5 oC above the pre-industrial era) many sensitive and unique ecosystems are threatened with extinction.

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