In just a few decades shrubs in the Arctic tundra have turned into trees as a result of the warming Arctic climate, creating patches of forest which, if replicated across the tundra, would significantly accelerate global warming.
Somehow forest climate studies never make simple sense to us. All the more intriguing we find them of course.
Globally 2007 was one of the hottest years on record. In the Arctic it led to the thus far smallest sea ice extent. But that’s not the only thing unprecedented that happened in the far north. For the first time … Continue reading
An international team of 18 scientists presents a couple of interesting and contrasting forest figures in their publication in Science.
And this one may really present some good news for the climate, as it isn’t a Petri dish case, but very much in vivo. But don’t get overexcited. A group of Finnish researchers studied forest sites in 68 nations and … Continue reading
But fails to address all-important issues like droughts, forest fires, and invasive pests. Besides, the CO2 balance between increased soil oxidation and a nitrogen-induced tree growth spurt remains unclear.