Atmospheric CO2 forcing on Mediterranean biomes during the past 500 kyrs
There is growing concern on the survival of Mediterranean forests under the projected near-future droughts as a result of anthropogenic climate change. Based on palynological reconstruction of the past 500 kyrs we find that global atmospheric carbon dioxide may affect Mediterranean vegetation through forcing on moisture availability. If a CO2-driven moisture decrease persists in the near future, we may witness abrupt vegetation regime shifts prompting forest loss in the Mediterranean region. You can read more here.