Can forests offset some climate change impacts?

Summit Voice: U.S. Forest Service researchers in western North Carolina said they`re seen a shift toward more extreme precipitation patterns since the 1980s. “We found significant increases in temperature and in the frequency of extreme wet and dry years since the 1980s,” said Chelcy Ford. “These findings tied with those on management and streamflow have implications for managers in any area where changes in precipitation patterns could occur.” The scientists at the Forest Service Southern Research Station......

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