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A. What is global warming?
B. General effects of higher temperatures
¥Tropical rains too early
¥Increase in cloud cover
C. Costa Rica and global warming
¥Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve
II. Species that are experiencing changes or extinction
A. Tropical Frog species extinction
B. Cloud forest bats
C. Increase in fungus growth
D. Decline in tree growth
G. Wild Orchids
III. Difference between biologists vs. economists view over warming effects on Wildlife
A. Economists view
¥Present day changes and their impact
B. Biologists view
¥Focus on long term consequences
A. Other possible causes of climate change
¥Increase in amount of secondary forest
¥Clearing of tropical forests
B. What can be done to help save species?
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