‘The warming climate is creating a threat to global forests unlike any in recorded history’
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FRISCO — Forest researchers have been seeing the warning signs for decades — global warming is speeding up tree deaths around the world.
The pace of those changes is likely to speed up, according to scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
“The warming climate is creating a threat to global forests unlike any in recorded history,” said Nathan McDowell, of Los Alamos’ Earth and Environmental Sciences Division. “Forests store the majority of terrestrial carbon and their loss may have significant and sustained impacts on the global carbon cycle.” Continue reading
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