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Rainforest at Biosphere 2 Offers Glimpse into Future of the Amazon

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Rainforest at Biosphere 2 Offers Glimpse into Future of the Amazon

Tropical forests may be more resilient to predicted temperature increases under global climate change than previously thought, a study published in Nature Plants suggests. The group studied data from the rainforest habitat at the University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2 and compared them to measurements taken at natural tropical forest sites.

The tropical forest at Biosphere 2 is possibly the hottest tropical forest in the world, with temperatures reaching up to 40 degrees Celsius, about 6 C higher than maximum temperatures currently experienced by natural tropical forests and in the range of what scientists expect them to experience in the year 2100.

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