A feverish world

The second of a two-part series on climate change

By Agnieszka Biskup, 15:57 PM May 5, 2008

The debate about global warming appears to be pretty much over. A majority of climate scientists now agree that it’s occurring and there seems no end to the accumulating evidence that rising temperatures are causing changes all over the planet.

 

The yellow jacket population in Alaska, for example, has undergone a significant increase during the past decade. One effect of the insect’s growing numbers is that in 2006, Fairbanks experienced its first two sting-related deaths. “We think warmer tem...

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