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Southwest US Forests Could Suffer Greatly as Climate Warms


Environment  (tags: climate-change, climate, weather, nature, humans, environment, ecosystems, destruction, trees, forests, politics, pollution, globalwarming )

Cal
- 722 days ago - enn.com
If the Southwest is warmer and drier in the near future, widespread tree death is likely and would cause substantial changes in the distribution of forests and of species, the researchers report this week in the journal Nature Climate Change.



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Edo R. (71)
Monday October 1, 2012, 1:56 am
Thanks for sharing Cal!
 

John S. (304)
Monday October 1, 2012, 3:38 am
Thanks, noted.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday October 1, 2012, 6:19 am
Thanks.
 

Michela m. (3943)
Monday October 1, 2012, 7:43 am


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Brian M. (165)
Monday October 1, 2012, 8:10 am
Even in the best of times, the Southwest is a dry region. Yet, we know that the ancients learned how to utilize the available water efficiently for maximum crop yield. We also know from the evidence left at such sites as Chaco Canyon, that extended droughts, sometimes lasting twenty years or longer, brought these civilizations to collapse and ruin. By studying how earlier civilizations efficiently used water or not, and, by learning the lesson of what happens when we fail to adapt to climate change crises as they happen, there is hope that we might barely survive the devastation that we have now inflicted upon ourselves. What happened to the Chaco people and to other ancient nations was a failure to adapt to a natural phenomena. What we are experiencing is the result of only a few centuries of human industrialization. We must adapt to the changes that we can no longer avoid; we must also renounce the technology of fossil fuels and move quickly to the acceptance and technological adaptation to use of renewable, carbon-neutral forms of energy production.
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Monday October 1, 2012, 1:19 pm
sad!
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Monday October 1, 2012, 1:38 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Sue Matheson (71)
Monday October 1, 2012, 3:10 pm
noted
 

Terry V. (30)
Monday October 1, 2012, 6:23 pm
EARTH CRY video

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Monica D. (580)
Monday October 1, 2012, 11:28 pm
Climate change is a very serious issue.
 

Patricia H. (468)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 2:03 am
noted
 

Julie E. (347)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 11:34 am
Noted and signed
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 12:56 pm
We just keep screwing up worse and worse. Now we have set in motion something we cannot take back and we are in for it!!
 

Dave C. (214)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 2:17 pm
very sad....and dangerous.......
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 2:50 pm
ALL together we can make a difference!! Noted and signed. TY
 

Brian M. (165)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 2:52 pm
Step One: end corporate influence in government by throwing out every single person and party that accepts corporate donations.
 
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