Evidence grows of rainforest resilien...

Evidence grows of rainforest resilience to global warming

There are 5 comments on the Reuters story from Mar 10, 2013, titled Evidence grows of rainforest resilience to global warming. In it, Reuters reports that:

The world's tropical forests are less likely to lose biomass, or plant material, this century due to the effects of global warming than previously thought, scientists said in a paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience on Sunday.

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SpaceBlues

United States

#1 Mar 10, 2013
Make your own mind up from reading the paper abstract:

How tropical forest carbon stocks might alter in response to changes in climate and atmospheric composition is uncertain. However, assessing potential future carbon loss from tropical forests is important for evaluating the efficacy of programmes for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation. Uncertainties are associated with different carbon stock responses in models with different representations of vegetation processes on the one hand [1, 2, 3] and differences in projected changes in temperature and precipitation patterns on the other hand [4, 5]. Here we present a systematic exploration of these sources of uncertainty, along with uncertainty arising from different emissions scenarios for all three main tropical forest regions: the Americas (that is, Amazonia and Central America), Africa and Asia. Using simulations with 22 climate models and the MOSES–TRIFFID land surface scheme, we find that only in one 5 of the simulations are tropical forests projected to lose biomass by the end of the twenty-first century—and then only for the Americas. When comparing with alternative models of plant physiological processes1,[2] we find that the largest uncertainties are associated with plant physiological responses, and then with future emissions scenarios. Uncertainties from differences in the climate projections are significantly smaller. Despite the considerable uncertainties, we conclude that there is evidence of forest resilience for all three regions.
SpaceBlues

United States

#2 Mar 10, 2013
When comparing with alternative models of plant physiological processes[1,2] we find that the largest uncertainties are associated with plant physiological responses, and then with future emissions scenarios. [bracket move]
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#3 Mar 10, 2013
Just out of curiosity spacedoutspaceblues don't you get tired of responding to your---self? Most of the stuff you post goes unanswered.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#4 Mar 11, 2013
You never answerd the question spaceoutblues.
litesong

Everett, WA

#5 Mar 11, 2013
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