Tropical forests can handle the heat, up to a point

ScienceDaily | May 23, 2020 at 5:31 AM
  • There are fears that global heating can reduce this store if tree growth reduces or tree death increases, accelerating climate change.
  • Yet this positive finding is only possible if forests have time to adapt, they remain intact, and if global heating is strictly limited to avoid pushing global temperatures into conditions beyond the critical threshold.
  • To calculate changes in carbon storage required identifying nearly 10,000 tree species and over two million measurements of tree diameter, across 24 tropical countries.