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What’s the Big Deal With Climate Change?

By | Abrupt changes, Climate Culture, Climate Reform, communications, Deniers and Delayers, Drought, Emissions Scenarios, Extreme Weather, forest health, Forest Mortality, Impacts, Messaging, Myths, pine beetle, Psycho, Shifting Ecology, Strategy, The Unexpected, What we can do

What’s the Big Deal With Climate Change? We all understand climate change is trouble. Even a really significant percentage of oil and gas professionals understand. Of a recent poll (2014) of 474 oil and gas industry insiders, 85 percent believed global warming was happening, 58 percent…

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Climate Impacts Happening Now: Westward (?) Migration of Forests

By | Central Texas, Drought, Extreme Weather, forest health, Forest Mortality, Impacts, rainfall, Shifting Ecology, short-term, The Unexpected, Vegetation Response

A recent article in Atlantic implies climate change to be wrongly viewed as something we don’t yet know much about. This article “American Trees Are Moving West, and No One Knows Why”, is half correct. The authors in the study reported upon reveal the reasons…

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Major Decreases in Growth of Alaskan Boreal Forest – Small Increase in Growth of Marginal Forests to the North Along the Edge of the Tundra

By | Forest Mortality

One of the interesting things that this study has discovered is that decreased growth rates due to drought stress is not necessarily related to soil moisture.  Forests with normal soil moisture can experience drought stress from excessive heat. It’s like their vascular system evolved without…

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