05 Feb '18, 2pm

Climate Adaptation Is Essential, Scientists Warn

The probable changes as the world heats are so great that climate adaptation to cope with the inevitable is now essential, scientists are warning. Forest damage, drought and floods, for example, will all worsen, and tidal ranges are already changing. More than half of all the natural vegetation of California is at risk as temperatures rise. Even were the U.S. and other nations to honor the promises made in the Paris agreement of 2015, one fourth of California's natural wilderness would be under stress from global warming, a new study shows. And on top of temperature rise, California is increasingly at risk from severe drought, says a different study. U.S. government scientists believe they have established a link between the retreat of Arctic sea ice and a decline in rainfall in the Golden State . Drought and Flood And while California becomes ever more parched, its forest...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-adaptation-253157...

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