November 11, 2010

Tropical Forests May Be Okay With Global Warming

Alok Jha, Guardian


Guardian

It is generally acknowledged that a warming world will harm the world's forests. Higher temperatures mean water becomes more scarce, spelling death for plants – or perhaps not always.

According to a study of ancient rainforests, trees may be hardier than previously thought. Carlos Jaramillo, a scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), examined pollen from ancient plants trapped in rocks in Colombia and Venezuela. "There are many climactic models today suggesting that … if the temperature increases in the...

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TAGGED: Rain Forest, Carbon Dioxide, Eocene, Global Warming

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