[MCN] Assessment: The forests of New England, USA

Lance Olsen lance at wildrockies.org
Tue Feb 13 09:50:08 EST 2018

"Forests are a prominent feature of the landscape across the six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) and northern New York. Stretching from the coast of the Atlantic Ocean to the peaks of the Appalachian Mountains, this region contains more than 50 million acres of land, of which 40 million acres are forest. Increasingly, the effects of a changing climate are altering the forests of the Northeast, and many of these impacts are projected to continue and intensify in the future."
Download the climate change vulnerability assessment  <https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/55635><<https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/55635 <https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/55635>>>
The pdf is 21MB

==================  2008 ====================

"… the race between climate dynamics and  climate policy will be a close one …."

Hans Joachim Schellenhuber. 
“Global warming: Stop worrying and start panicking?” 
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2008

===========  The state of the race 9 yrs later ================

“In principle, the governments that signed and ratifed the Paris Agreement accept the 
IPCC consensus that CDR [carbon dioxide removal] cannot be avoided if ambitious 
climate targets like 1.5 °C or 2 °C are to be met.”

Glen Peters and Oliver Geden. 
Catalysing a political shift from low to negative carbon. 
www.nature.com/natureclimatechange . 2017

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