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As different as night and day

An analysis of northern ecosystems shows that the effects on plant growth of rising night-time temperatures are opposite to those of increasing daytime temperatures — a finding that has implications for carbon-cycle models. See Letter p.88

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Figure 1: Boreal forest by night.

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Still, C. As different as night and day. Nature 501, 39–40 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/501039a

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