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Giant curtain built in Peru to study climate change in the cloud forests

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 06, 2018 01:03 AM
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by (Greg Beach) last modified Jan 05, 2018

Biologist Dan Metcalfe is leading a study that seeks to understand how climate change may affect the cloud forests of Peru and elsewhere in Latin America, using a giant curtain to affect the local environment. A professor at Lund University in Sweden, Metcalfe describes his unprecedented plan as “an experimental approach where we actually physically try to remove clouds from a portion of the forest.” The cloud forest is a unique ecosystem, which, although small in land area, provides enormous...





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