Boreal forest being driven to tipping point by climate change, study finds
Climate change is forcing the boreal forest that covers much of northern Canada to a tipping point, concludes a newly published study.
"The changes could be very dramatic and very fast," said Dmitry Schepaschenko of Austria's Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.
Schepaschenko was one of three authors who collaborated on a detailed review of current research on the boreal forest. Their conclusions were released Thursday in a special edition of the journal Science.