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Forestkill: Coniferous, Deciduous, Palm and Cactus — Climate Change is Everywhere

By Abrupt changes, Drought, forest health, Forest Mortality, pine beetle, Shifting Ecology, Vegetation Response

Slowly and insidiously, or abruptly and finitely. Forests of all kinds are succumbing to climate change. Mountain forests, city forests, forests in the southeast and the far north. Pine, spruce, fir, oak, maple. Nontraditional forests too; the palms of LA, succulents in the desert. Yes, deserts are at risk too. Deserts as ecosystems are fragile…

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The North American Pine Beetle Pandemic

By Impacts

I just returned from a 7,500 mile trip to witness the the greatest insect infestation anywhere in recorded history. This is an ongoing project of mine, and will be my third film drawing public attention to this extreme climate change impact. My Scientific Basis for this years film is here: http://www.meltonengineering.com/North%20America%27s%20Mountain%20Pine%20Beetle%20Pandemic%20February%202011color.pdf

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