Climate Change Threatens New England Forests and Cultures

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In New England, spring is arriving earlier, snowpack is melting faster, and rivers are flowing at peak levels sooner than ecologists have seen before. Climate change has extended the growing season of New England forests 10 more days per year than foresters observed before 1970. 

That may sound like good news for the region's foresters, but New Englanders are quickly realizing that a more humid climate may threaten seasonal activities and their overall culture as native species are forced to migrate north for their survival, reports Worldwatch Fellow John Mulrow from the New England Society of American Foresters' winter meeting.

Click here for the full article on Worldwatch's Dateline: Copenhagen blog.