Climate change is shrinking some trees, killing others
Climate change is driving widespread forest death and creating shorter, younger trees
, May 28 2020
In a new report published in Science magazine, researchers warn that climate change is accelerating the death of trees, stunting their growth and making forests across the world younger and shorter.
Forests now not only have less capacity to store carbon dioxide released by burning fossil fuels but they are also unable to host certain species that normally reside there.
“This trend is likely to continue with climate warming,” said Nate McDowell, a scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and an author of the report.