Arctic algae show climate change

Sediment from Arctic lakes shows that much of the Northern Hemisphere has been warming for many decades.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM March 4, 2005

Tiny creatures in remote lakes are adding to the evidence for global warming. Most scientists agree that the climate is heating up. Studies of environments all over the world show that the warming has wide-ranging effects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In remote Arctic lakes, the population changes among certain species of microscopic algae chronicle variations in climate over the past 150 years.

 

In remote Arctic lakes, the population changes among certain species of microscopic algae chronicle variations in climate over the past 150 years.

 

John P. Smol

A recent study focused on changes at high altitudes way up north from Canada to Russia. Many of the la...

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