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Just ain't natural

Epic data review blames climate change for changes

12:00pm, May 14, 2008

It’s not Colonel Mustard in the kitchen with the candlestick. It’s human-driven climate change that is causing myriad disruptions — dwindling snowpacks and earlier salmon migrations and so on — in the Northern Hemisphere, says an international research team.

That link has been predicted but is hard to demonstrate scientifically, NASA’s Cynthia Rosenzweig says. Now she and 13 other environmental scientists say they have reviewed so much data on change and analyzed possible causes in such a way that the culprit’s fingerprints show up.

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