Global warming can't slow growth of redwoods or sequoias, new study shows
But when it comes to redwood trees -- the ancient, iconic sentinels that scientists have worried may be at risk as the planet heats up -- global warming may actually be helping, at least for now, according to research to be released Wednesday.
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#1 Aug 14, 2013
Good news is good.
#2 Aug 14, 2013
They far exceed the lifting of atmospheric pressure to get the water from roots to leaves, so the probable answer is that the CO2 has increased the growth while the water shortage has not yet had an impact.
However, it is not ALL good news. "Recent modeling by researchers at the California Academy of Sciences shows that if carbon dioxide continues to build in the atmosphere at the current rate -- up 30 percent since the mid-1800s because of the burning of fossil fuels -- temperatures, rainfall and fog levels at the southern end of the redwood range in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties will become unsuitable to support redwoods by 2100."
Well, it will be good news to the loggers that get to strip the trees before they die..
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