29 Oct '15, 8pm

The Rapid and Startling Decline Of World’s Vast Boreal Forests | Avec Sylvie Gauthier

The Rapid and Startling Decline Of World’s Vast Boreal Forests Scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about the fate of the huge boreal forest that spans from Scandinavia to northern Canada. Unprecedented warming in the region is jeopardizing the future of a critical ecosystem that makes up nearly a third of the earth’s forest cover. by jim robbins The boreal forest wraps around the globe at the top of the Northern Hemisphere in North America and Eurasia. Also known as taiga or snow forest, this landscape is characterized by its long, cold and snowy winters. In North America it extends from the Arctic Circle of northern Canada and Alaska down into the very northern tip of the United States in Idaho, Washington, Montana, and Minnesota. It's the planet's single largest biome and makes up 30 percent of the globe's forest cover. Moose are the largest ungulate in the bo...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/feature/the_rapid_and_startling_decl...

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