Borneo’s forests face dire future from global warming

Mongabay: Already wracked by extensive deforestation and forest degradation, the future looks grim for Borneo's tropical rainforests, reports a new study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences. Combining historical records with field observations and global climate models Tomo'omi Kumagai and Amilcare Porporato of Duke University find that an sharp increase in drought conditions - a product of warmer temperatures in the Indian Ocean and higher frequency of el Niño events - will......

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