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A force to fight global warming

Natural ecosystems and biodiversity must be made a bulwark against climate change, not a casualty of it, argue Will R. Turner, Michael Oppenheimer and David S. Wilcove.

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Michael Oppenheimer is a science adviser to the US Environmental Defense Fund, and receives remuneration from them.

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Turner, W., Oppenheimer, M. & Wilcove, D. A force to fight global warming. Nature 462, 278–279 (2009).

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