Dying trees in the Western US attributed to climate change

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  1. Ugg macrumors 68000

    Ugg

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    Wired article

    Last summer I was in southcentral Montana and was amazed at how entire hillsides were covered with dead and dying trees. Many of them still had needles on them so it was somewhat picturesque, but next year it'll be horrifying. In many ways it'll be worse than Yellowstone after the big fires. At least after fires, forest can regenerate but with the pine bark beetle and the drought, there's very little hope.

    If you want to see an intact Rocky Mountain old growth forest, you'd better do it soon. It may not have many more years before the Rockies, are just that, big piles of barren rock.
     
  2. floyde macrumors 6502a

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    I bet they were cut by them liburlz who were trying to boost the sales of global warming propaganda books :p
     

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