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Small changes have outsized impacts

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Quote of the Day, Oct 28, 2008

A recent study by Harvard biologists shows that plants at Walden pond (the site where 19th century naturalist Henry Thoreau lived and worked) are being impacted by global climate change. Plants that are highly specialized to fill particular niches are particularly vulnerable. That’s something to think about in a changing economy when we consider our own niches in the market ecosystem.

“The Walden study shows that even small changes in temperature can have outsized impacts on plants that are evolutionarily adapted to fulfill ecological niches.”

— Alexis Madrigal

Climate Change Destroying Walden Pond’s Flowers

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