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

October 16, 2014 10:39 PM

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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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