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dc.contributor.authorCairns, Johnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-23T02:36:32Z
dc.date.available2014-01-23T02:36:32Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/25085
dc.description.abstractSoviet climaologist Budyko has remarked: _temperature and rainfall are the two major variables of life on Earth. Human society is changing both of these phenomena markedly, along with many other key variables that affect evolutionary processes. A major risk is that the tempo (or rate of human-induced environmental change) may proceed more rapidly than the ability of scientists to understand, predict, or make any long-term changes that might reduce the severity of the consequences. Increasing evidence indicates that the general public and its leaders (i.e., policy makers and politicians) fail to grasp the full implications of a planet in which the types and rate of environmental change differ substantively from the climate records of the past 5 million years.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherOnline Proceedings of the Symposium: The Future of Life and the Future of our Civilizationen_US
dc.subjectevolutionen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental changeen_US
dc.subjectclimate changeen_US
dc.subjectnatureen_US
dc.subjecthuman alterationen_US
dc.subjecttipping pointsen_US
dc.titleHuman Alteration of Evolutionary Processesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.johncairns.net/Papers/Human%20Alteration.pdfen_US
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