Gore calls protecting forests from global warming a ‘moral issue’

New West: Seen from above, the mountains of central Colorado are a snow-covered mosaic of meadows, aspens and lodgepole pines. Some of those pines are green, their branches holding new-fallen snow. Others are red fading to brown -- the telltale signs of trees killed by an epidemic of bark beetles that have wiped out millions of acres across the West. Scientists say those trees are also a clear indication of global warming, one of several indelible marks a warming planet has left on the West. "We have beautiful......

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