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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.

Forests and the Health of the Planet

The health of our forests directly impacts the health of the planet. The importance of forests to the Earth’s ecosystems cannot be overstated. Research shows that forest die-offs are on the increase and this troubling trend is being linked to global warming. Heat and water stress associated with climate change are making forests vulnerable to insect attacks, fires and other problems. As reported in…

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