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UDaily: Paper estimates widespread tree death in Southwestern forests under global warming scenarios

UDaily: Paper estimates widespread tree death in Southwestern forests under global warming scenarios

research paper published today in Nature Climate Changepredicts widespread death of needleleaf evergreen trees (NET) within the Southwest United States by the year 2100 under projected global warming scenarios.

The research team that conducted the study, which includes University of Delaware’s Sara Rauscher, considered both field results and a range of validated regional predictions and global simulation models of varying complexity, in reaching this grim conclusion.