Forests Feeling Climate Change, Researchers Say

15 October 2013

Climate change is making North American forests more vulnerable to insects and disease but is helping some trees grow faster and increase their resistance to pests, a team of researchers from Dartmouth University said Monday.

Researchers reviewed almost 500 scientific studies dating to the 1950s to produce what they called the most comprehensive review of the effect of climate change on the forests that cover about one-third of North America. The effort was undertaken as part of the National Climate Assessment in 2012.

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