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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892

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4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

What effect is global warming likely to have on the geographical distributions of organisms?

Summary Introduction

To review:

The effects of global warming on the geographical distribution of organisms.

Introduction:

The rise in the global mean temperature due to the elevated greenhouse effect is called global warming. It has raised the mean sea surface temperature and the temperarute of the atmosphere. This has caused the melting of polar ice caps.

Explanation

Global warming has raised the temperature in the tropics as well as in the temperate regions. This has allowed organisms to move to higher elevations and higher latitudes, more towards the poles. Thus, they have expanded their geographical boundaries...

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