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September/October 2009: In This Issue

IAfter the crash of Air France Flight 447 in the Atlantic Ocean on  June 1, 2009, the metorological term ITCZ (Intertropical Convergence Zone) rose to pronience as the latest buzzword of the week. Unfortunately, the quick rise of a technical scientific concept in popular media brings many inaccuracies and ommissions.
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Studies show that as Earth's climate warms, rates of extinction are increasing, habitats are changing and shifting, and invasive species are moving in and creating more competition for local resources. Such stresses are compounded when an extreme weather event occurs.

 

 

 

 

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