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Impacts from climate change endangering forests globally

By Mongabay Already facing an onslaught of threats from logging and conversion for agriculture, forests worldwide are increasingly impacted by the effects of climate change, including drought, heightened fire risk, and disease, putting the ecological services they afford in jeopardy, warns a new paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change. The study, authored by … Continue reading Impacts from climate change endangering forests globally

Scientists: strongest drought in 800 years will become “new normal” this century

By Oregon State University News The chronic drought that hit western North America from 2000 to 2004 left dying forests and depleted river basins in its wake and was the strongest in 800 years, scientists have concluded, but they say those conditions will become the “new normal” for most of the coming century. Such climatic … Continue reading Scientists: strongest drought in 800 years will become “new normal” this century

Climate change endangering Wixaritari people, as droughts become more frequent and severe

By Juan Pablo García Medina / Environment News Service For over 500 years, the Wixaritari Indians of Mexico have suffered from poverty, malnutrition and racism – today, they are also victims of global climate change. For this ancient indigenous people living in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range of northwestern Mexico, droughts are growing more … Continue reading Climate change endangering Wixaritari people, as droughts become more frequent and severe