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Climate change effects are complex phenomena involving water, soil, atmospheric gases, sunlight, and heat. An increase in the concentration of certain gases in the atmosphere causes the greenhouse effect. However, it has been established that there are sinks as well as sources for those gases in the atmosphere. The greenhouse gases may react with each other and with other gases in the atmosphere and partially nullify themselves. Scientists were divided on whether the greenhouse effect will actually happen or not, though on a short-term basis, it is certain that the concentration of different greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is increasing. This increase in greenhouse gas concentration could bring some changes in the growth of vegetation, and if the greenhouse effect develops and strengthens, climate change could bring about a drastic change in the growth and distribution of vegetation.
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Zurück zum Zitat Anon (1985) Executive summary. In: Strain BR, Cure JD (eds) Direct effects of increasing carbon dioxide on vegetation. US Department of Energy, Washington, DC, pp XVII–XXV Anon (1985) Executive summary. In: Strain BR, Cure JD (eds) Direct effects of increasing carbon dioxide on vegetation. US Department of Energy, Washington, DC, pp XVII–XXV
Dr. Mohammad Ali
- Springer Netherlands
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