This event taking place in half an hour from now at Cambridge University’s science festival sounds a bit alarming. Are the Ents going to get us??
However, it turns out things are not as alarming as they seem:
“To generalize our results, the tree line is definitely moving north on average but we do not see any evidence for rates as big as 2 KILOMETERS per year anywhere along the Arctic rim,” he said in a release. “Where we have the most detailed information, our results suggest that a rate of around 100 METERS per year is more realistic. In some places, the tree line is actually moving south. The predictions of a loss of 40 percent of the tundra by the end of the century is probably far too alarming.”
H/T WUWT contributor ‘Pat’
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