The panel will further report on the biological consequences of global temperature rise, change in weather patterns and the rising temperature of oceans early next year.
Museum climate change research group
Scientists throughout the Museum continue to research the effects of climate change on the natural world in projects involving specimens as wide ranging as orchids, corals, salmon and trout, fossil shark teeth, seaweed, midges and butterflies.
In addition, an informal group of Museum scientists meet regularly to discuss climate change in general and to identify samples and specimens stored in the Museum collection that could be valuable to future climate change research.
Museum invertebrates researcher Dr Kenneth Johnson, who specialises in corals, said that even though we can’t physically measure the past climate, specimens such as fossils and shells act as proxies, or representatives of a time and place.
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