11 Jul '11, 3am

Species Placed in Simulator of Earth's Future Climate

An international team of 200 scientists, working in partnership with Brazil's National Institute for Amazon Research (INPA) have collected hundreds of plants, insects, fish, and other animals native to the Amazon to expose them to future climate scenerios -- in a project called Adapta . The species will be houses in three seperate, environmentally controlled rooms which will simulate conditions projected for 25, 50, and 100 years into the future, respectively. Photo: Adapta "We want to understand how organisms live and are used to change the natural environment. Another important point to be discovered is whether these species able to adapt to changes made by man and that happen more quickly, " project cordinater Val Vera told G1 Globo . According to the report, special machines will pump carbon dioxide into the testing facilities and the thermostat will be raised to refle...

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