In our “climate” section, Treesource.org will cover all aspects of forest, climate and weather interactions, from drought-stressed forests and their susceptibility to insects, diseases and wildfires to the upheaval caused by an overabundance of water. We’ll examine how hurricanes, tornadoes, ice storms and other severe weather can affect forests and how forests can mitigate those impacts. Finally, we will explore how forests and climate change interact, including urban forests, forest reserves and forests that produce wood for commercial use. [Read more…]
Climate News Archives
Kevin Davis has spent 20-plus years working and playing in the wintry backcountry of Sandpoint’s bookend mountain ranges.
On the job for the U.S. Forest Service and the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center, Davis monitors weather fronts and SNOTEL data across a wide swath of the northern Rockies, then tidily chisels backcountry snow pits to take a look inside.
After hours and on days off, he carves deep turns on some of those same untamed slopes, putting his weekly avalanche advisories to real-life tests in the Cabinet and Selkirk mountains. [Read more…]
Porter Fox is not a fortune teller. He has no crystal ball.
Rather, he is a skier turned ski writer – the most prolific in the industry, known for his meticulous research and fierce love of winter and snow and the lifestyle they support.
So when Fox’s attention turned to the Earth’s elevating temperature, and its potentially devastating impact on winter, he was driven to share that story everywhere he could find a listening or reading audience. [Read more…]
Human beings have never lived on a planet that was 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than it was before they began powering civilization with fossil fuels.