from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The study of the effects of climatic conditions on living organisms.
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- n. The interdisciplinary field of science that studies the interactions between the biosphere and the Earth's atmosphere on time scales of the order of seasons or longer (in opposition to biometeorology).
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- n. the study of effects of climate on living organisms
Instead of blindly believing Al Gore, it may be more interesting to read some reports written by real experts in the area of bioclimatology, etc. (try both Dem and Reps).
The side benefit would be those other disciplines that would be affected – ecology, ecosystem, biological science, environmental management, forestry, silvics, bioclimatology books would all have to be re-written too.