Caveats

Methods used here are intended to give simply an order-of-magnitude indication of how biomass changed through time and identify times of major biomass crash and recovery. The calculations are necessarily coarse. Exact values change given different inputs to the estimations, but the sensitivity tests make it seem unlikely that the important trends are simply estimation artifacts. Additional refinements would be desirable but are beyond the scope of this initial work. Such refinements ideally would include body mass vs. density regressions tailored to each species, refining the geographic range estimates for each species through niche model ing, and assessing details of the relationship among megafauna biomass, potentially available NPP, and available solar energy as estimated from climate and vegetation models. It would also be useful to accumulate region-by-region estimates of both human and non-human biomass through time. Despite leaving room for such refinements, this first effort highlights some overall trends that appear robust.

Solar Panel Basics

Solar Panel Basics

Global warming is a huge problem which will significantly affect every country in the world. Many people all over the world are trying to do whatever they can to help combat the effects of global warming. One of the ways that people can fight global warming is to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like oil and petroleum based products.

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