In this part of the Arctic, which could be a bellwether for changes to come elsewhere with greenhouse-driven warming, what might be called pop-up forests are forming. Low tundra shrubs, many of which are willow and alder species, have rapidly grown into small trees over the last 50 years, according to the study, led by scientists from Oxford University and the Arctic Center of the University of Lapland.
The researchers foresee a substantial additional local warming influence from this change in landscapes, with the darker foliage absorbing sunlight that would otherwise be reflected back to space. But the fast-motion shift to forests will likely absorb carbon dioxide, as well.
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Sunday, June 3, 2012
Looks like the blue ribbon science panel at Professor Doctor Rush Limbaugh's EIB Center For Talk Radio Misinformation got the climate change/global warming story all wrong: from it's being a hoax, as the good doctor/professor often says, climate change is so real that forests are 'popping up' in the Arctic: