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Why scientists are so worried about drylands

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Virtually every ecosystem of the world — from forests to the oceans — raises concern about the toll that a warming climate will take. There’s one type of landscape, though, that doesn’t get talked about very much in this context — so-called “drylands,†a grouping that includes arid and semi-arid regions ranging from many deserts to  grasslands.

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/09/14/in-this-sensitive-landscape-climate-change-does-as-much-damage-as-people-trampling-things/?postshare=8421442260400580

 

Paper

 

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/09/09/1509150112

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