New Report on Forest Management and Climate Change

Rocky Mountain Research Station recently issued a report on Climat Change. (photo from organization's website).
Rocky Mountain Research Station recently issued a report on Climat Change. (photo from organization's website).

The U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station has just released a new scientific study about forest management methods to mitigate the effects of climate change. Thomas Crow, Program Leader at the Rocky Mountain Research Station, says one of the discussions following the report's release centered on bridging the gap between research science and getting that science applied “on the ground”:

And even though virtually all climate scientists agree that the earth's climate is currently being affected by the increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, Crow says the findings of the report are important regardless of one's stance on, as Thomas Friedman describes it, “the global weirding” of the earth's climate:

Still, bringing these findings to a sometimes skeptical public can be challenging, but Crow says sometimes the climate conditions speak for themselves:

Crow adds that “the ability of trees to withdraw carbon from the atmosphere, or carbon sequestration, is considered one of the most important steps in reducing the effects of climate change.”

To view the full report, go to:
www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs/rmrs_p061....

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in one breath beatles are the result of climate change and in the next breath they might be ?? If the beatles are the result of climate change,how is it that we had beatles way before we began to suffer the warming ?
Wonder if it would make sense to do something proactive to control the beatles ,other than study them. It worked 50 years ago, but I guess that those were some other kind of bark beatle.