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Trees dying in the West at record rate
Trees are dying faster than ever in the old-growth forests of California and the mountains of the West, a phenomenon scientists say is linked to rising regional temperatures and the destructive forces of early snowmelt, drought, forest fires and deadly insect infestations brought on by global warming.
Over the past 17 years in some regions - and 25 to 37 years in others - the death rates of mature trees have doubled, the scientists said, raising concerns that the problem goes well beyond the death of trees alone.
"The ultimate implications for our forests and the environment are huge," said Mark Harmon of Oregon State University, a member of the team that helped write a report that appears today in the journal Science.
Originally posted by Grey Magic
reply to post by amatrine
and here in Europe it hasn't been this cold in 12 years.
I wish we got some good news for a change