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Debate Continues Over Rainforest Fate--With a Climate Twist

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Science  23 Jan 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5913, pp. 448
DOI: 10.1126/science.323.5913.448

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Depending on whom you talk to, the future of tropical rainforest biodiversity is either "truly catastrophic" or not as bad as feared. That's the verdict from two symposia held to evaluate recent evidence on the threat to tropical biodiversity.