22 Jan '15, 11am

#Luiis_3x ] Say goodbye to giant trees, as future forests will be less impressive thanks to c... [ #Luispokel

forests will be less magnificent in the future , thanks to climate change . Since the 1930s, California has lost more than half of its largest trees —those over two feet in diameter—and it is highly doubtful the next generation of trees growing in their place will ever be as lofty as their giant predecessors. That’s based on a recent study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that looked at 46,000 square miles of California forest. According to Grist , the main factors in the stunting of tree growth include dwindling snow pack and rising temperatures, which are leading to an unreliable water supply in the dry seasons. And they found no areas of forest were immune to the effects.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/say-goodbye-to-giant-trees-as-future...

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