Davis quoted in article on dry boreal forests

In an Associated Press article published March 2nd, AirUCI faculty Steve Davis is quoted about his recent study published in Science on the increasingly dry conditions of boreal forests and the corresponding risk of wildfires in far northern regions.  “This warming that’s massing in the Arctic and boreal regions is going to continue,” said Steve.  Much attention has been paid to wildfires in the western United States, tropical rainforests such as the Amazon and even the Australian bush, but boreal forests have received less attention.  "That’s disturbing," Steve said, because there is a lot of carbon stored in these northern ecosystems, which are among the most rapidly warming on the planet.  Read the article  Read the UCI article with additional details.

Thursday, March 2, 2023