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Climate Change Is Transforming Forests Around the World

Climate Change Is, Transforming Forests , Around the World. 'The Guardian' reports that forests from the Arctic to the Amazon are being transformed at an alarming rate as a result of the climate crisis. 'The Guardian' reports that forests from the Arctic to the Amazon are being transformed at an alarming rate as a result of the climate crisis. Scientists have found trees growing in previously-barren tundra while also dying off due to rising temperatures in the south. Scientists have found trees growing in previously-barren tundra while also dying off due to rising temperatures in the south. According to a series of studies, the composition of forests is rapidly changing to become far less resilient and more prone to diseases. Scientists warn that further heating could cause up to 50% of traditional boreal forests to die off, while leaving many other trees stunted. Boreal species do very poorly even with modest warming. They grow more slowly and have greater mortality, Peter Reich, co-author and researcher at the University of Minnesota, via 'The Guardian'. Given how fast climate change is, we could get a 50 to 150-year period where spruce and fir over thousands of miles, including from Siberia to Scandinavia, don’t regenerate, .., Peter Reich, co-author and researcher at the University of Minnesota, via 'The Guardian'. ... so you’ll have this strange new system of invasive shrubs that won’t provide us with the economic and ecological services we are used to, Peter Reich, co-author and researcher at the University of Minnesota, via 'The Guardian'. Other studies highlight the impact of the climate crisis on the heart of the Amazon. Scientists have warned that the delicate ecosystem of the rainforest is in danger of being transformed into a savannah. Scientists have warned that the delicate ecosystem of the rainforest is in danger of being transformed into a savannah. According to one study, a lack of phosphorus in the Amazon’s soils could have “major implications” for its resilience to rising temperatures

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