Climate Change

"Arctic Tundra is Being Lost As Far North Quickly Warms"

"The treeless ecosystem of mosses, lichens, and berry plants is giving way to shrub land and boreal forest. As scientists study the transformation, they are discovering that major warming-related events, including fires and the collapse of slopes due to melting permafrost, are leading to the loss of tundra in the Arctic."

Source: YaleE360, 01/12/2010


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