Tree News, I've Fallen and I Can't Get Back Up; Amazon Forest Recovery Taking a Beating

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 16 November 2017



Tree News

I've Fallen and I Can't Get Back Up

Amazon's recovery from forest losses limited by climate change,

Amazon forests are taking a beating as their ability to recover declines.

Amazon Taking a Beating

It's not just the Amazon that's taking a beating, which it is. The whole arboreal world, the world of trees, is under a multi-front attack around the world. Expanding populations are physically encroaching on forests everywhere, while urbanization is growing megacities driving relentlessly expanding physical demand for rapidly decreasing natural resources. Our attack is not limited to harvesting too many trees.

This same physical growth driving expanding demand over the last fifty years is also the driving force behind our massive outgassing of CO2 that has shifted our weather, around the world, out of the "comfort zone" of historical local forest dispositions. Maybe not quite "everywhere," has been negatively affected, yet, but everywhere has been touched, one way or another, by these changes.

Forest Recovery Issues

Because of the conditions above, forests no longer, “recover,” but are either transitioning, moving, or dying to accommodate more heat.


Butt Fire, 2015

Eleven of the research articles under the Butt Fire link above address the changing climate stresses that are both damaging the forests, and forestalling their, “recovery.” As I stated above, the vast majority of forests around the world are transitioning, moving, or dying. They are not "recovering!"

In the list of links below the “Butt Fire” article we find that the NYT says a “New Western Landscape” is emerging. How about that, the consequences of our growth and development policies is the destruction of our climate & ecology.

The Butt Fire & related articles above are part of the Tree News. The Tree News section is full of News & Peer-Reviewed Research tracking our global assault on the arboreal world. 



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