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Climate Impact of Biomass, Fossil Fuel Burning Underestimated

Today’s best climate models are significantly underestimating the effects of burning biomass and fossil fuels, an international research team has found. In large part the discrepancy arises from new findings to do with how much heat is absorbed by “brown carbon” emissions that result from incomplete carbon fuel combustion.

Outbreaks of the mountain pine beetle due to climate change are devastating mountain forests. Globally forests are stressed due to unsustainable management and global warming.

Western, Eastern Forests Increasingly Under Threat from Climate Change

Forestry researchers at Oregon State University and Duke University have found that the ranges of signature forest species in northwestern and eastern US forests are shrinking due to a variety of environmental changes induced by a warming climate.