How much has the climate affected rain forests?



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    Climate change has had a great affect on rain forests, some of it irreversible. A scientist in Copenhagen said that even with new targets for emission reduction, 20 to 40 percent of rain forests could die. This has a great effect on local ecosystems as well as people living in the region. Animals and plants exist in a delicate balance in the rain forest and even a 1 or 2 degree change in temperature could have drastic affects on the balance. It is worth noting that there are some researchers who believe that climate change may actually help growth in the Amazon, leaving us to believe that there is still much research that needs to be done.

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    For many years, it was thought that tropical rainforests were essentially unaffected by climate change Now studies are showing that not only were they changed during past events like ice ages, but some areas are being affected right now by warming. At Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica, clouds are forming higher, drying out some of the habitat and causing changes in flora and fauna.

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