Marine heat waves threaten kelp forests (Letter)

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Arafeh-Dalmau, Nur
Schoeman, David S
Montano-Moctezuma, Gabriela
Micheli, Fiorenza
Rogers-Bennett, Laura
Olguin-Jacobson, Carolina
Possingham, Hugh P
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Marine kelp forests, among the most productive ecosystems on our planet, are in danger. The increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme climatic events such as marine heat waves is compromising kelp forests' capacity to produce goods and services (such as biomass of commercial fisheries, coastal protection, nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration, and recreational opportunities) that are worth billions of dollars to humanity. However, despite increasing climate-change advocacy and the overwhelming evidence demonstrating social and ecological impacts of climate change, political denial and inaction are jeopardizing society's ability to respond adequately to the multifaceted consequences of the accelerating pace of climate-driven loss of marine forests.

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367
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6478
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© The Author(s) 2020. This is the author’s version of the work. It is posted here by permission of the AAAS for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Science on 2020, 367 (6478), pp. 635-635, DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aba5244
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Arafeh-Dalmau, N; Schoeman, DS; Montano-Moctezuma, G; Micheli, F; Rogers-Bennett, L; Olguin-Jacobson, C; Possingham, HP, Marine heat waves threaten kelp forests, Science, 2020, 367 (6478), pp. 635-635
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