TITLE

GLOBAL WARMING: COMING TO YOUR BACKYARD?

AUTHOR(S)
Di Silvestro, Roger
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
National Wildlife (World Edition);Feb/Mar2007, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at how scientists are discovering that global climate change may soon produce plagues of poison ivy, heightened hay fever, large numbers of disease-carrying insects, and other challenges. According to William Schlesinger, dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University, shorter, warmer winters resulting from global warming could lead to more insects, including disease-carrying mosquitoes and ticks. The article discusses studies which show that faster plant growth produces a decline in plant nutritional value, the effect of global warming on crops and gardens, the bean leaf beetle, and the corn earworm. INSETS: PREVENTING POLLEN IMPACT;THE GOOD NEWS.
ACCESSION #
23820805

 

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