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The Greenhouse effect: its impact on marine and coastal environments. A position statement by the Australian Marine Sciences Association, Decemeber 1988.

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It is generally accepted that the Greenhouse Effect is a global climatic change occurring as a consequence of increased levels of CO2 and other gases in the atmosphere. This is primarily due to the burning of fossil fuels since the start of the Industrial Revolution. The consequences of fuel burned today will continue to be manifest into the future. The problem has been compounded by the reduction in global vegetation, which plays a major role in absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere. Predicted initial changes include an atmospheric temperature increase of 2-4ºC over the next fifty years. The rate of temperature increase is predicted to accelerate over time.
How to Cite: Marine Sciences Association, A., 2010. The Greenhouse effect: its impact on marine and coastal environments. A position statement by the Australian Marine Sciences Association, Decemeber 1988.. Wetlands Australia, 10(1), pp.52–53. DOI: http://doi.org/10.31646/wa.138
Published on 07 Jan 2010.
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