Grasslands acclimatise to climate change
This conclusion challenges previous assumptions that rising temperatures increase the rate of bacterial respiration, which currently contributes up to 100 billion metric tonnes of carbon a year to global climate emissions. According to the researchers, the results therefore raise questions about the accuracy of existing climate models, and suggest that current predictions may over-estimate the magnitude of future global warming.
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Reference: Nature, 413 622 (2001)