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Science  06 Jul 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5527, pp. 31
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5527.31

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BERN, SWITZERLAND-- The disappearance of tropical ice caps, giant coral heads, and old-growth teak forests is taking its toll on present-day ecosystems. But a group of prominent scientists say that such environmental assaults also rob them of an important source of data about past climates--and they want international action before it's too late, they write in a letter published on page 47.