30 Sep '17, 9pm

Climate Change May Allow Forest-Destroying Beetles To Move North Rapidly, Study Finds

Climate Change May Allow Forest-Destroying Beetles To Move North Rapidly, Study Finds

As it stands, essentially the only thing limiting the range of southern pine beetles are the cold winter temperatures that often occur in the northern parts of North America. What the research notes, though, is that average lows are rising much more rapidly than even averages as a whole are — in other words, the nights are warming in the regions in question much faster than even the days are, resulting in much lower beetle mortality rates.

Full article: https://cleantechnica.com/2017/09/30/climate-change-may-a...

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