Climate change isn't to blame for changes in forest composition

October 16, 2014 10:39 PM

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Climate change isn't to blame for changes in forest composition

Forests in the eastern United States were not affected by climate change over the last five centuries as much as local events, a new study found. (Photo : George Hodan)

Climate change did not play a significant role in changes seen in the composition of forests in the eastern United States, according to a new study. Effects from the warming period experienced worldwide over the last five centuries has largely been overwhelmed by local effects, researchers concluded...

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