Skip to content
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(EurekAlert)   Tree rings show the scale of Arctic pollution is worse than previously thought. The solution? Stop testing trees, duh   ( divider line
    More: Scary, Dendrochronology, Dendroclimatology, study of tree rings, Tree, indirect effects of industrial pollution, Dendrology, dead trees, boreal forest  
•       •       •

389 clicks; posted to Fandom » on 25 Sep 2020 at 12:28 PM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

8 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
2020-09-25 10:22:01 AM  
Well, you say that. But what's the alternative - do the same test on polar bears and seals?
2020-09-25 12:46:56 PM  
Wait:  Trees grow in the Arctic?​P​lants
2020-09-25 1:12:28 PM  
Dead trees don't sequester carbon.
2020-09-25 1:16:54 PM  

dittybopper: Wait:  Trees grow in the Arctic?​lants

Not the High Arctic. Trees are stunted, some growing only two inches high in Greenland, for example. But the tree line has been moving North for decades, sequestering a lot of carbon and sucking up a lot of flood waters that turn tundra into lakes and bogs.

Canada alone has lost 10,000 lakes but has gained a lot of new lakes, bogs and ponds as permafrost is replaced by thick peat bogs, not yet burning.

The Boreal forest of Siberia and Canada is on the march. The fastest tree on Earth is not the Dahomian Walking Tree, it is the Black Spruce, which can replant itself by two hundred miles a century. A snail's pace in human terms, but Speedy Gonzalez in tree form.
2020-09-25 1:17:51 PM  

What you call pine, spruce and fir trees from the True North, short of the High Arctic, of course.
2020-09-25 1:18:07 PM  
Bring me a shrubbery. From Greenland!
2020-09-25 1:30:08 PM  
Between emissions, plastic pollution and ocean acidification, I wonder if this is it.
2020-09-25 2:36:49 PM  
"The expansion of annually-resolved and absolutely dated tree ring width measurements..."

"...researchers used a process-based forward model of boreal tree growth, with and without surface irradiance forcing as a proxy for pollutants..."

Weapons grade buzz phrase generator.
Displayed 8 of 8 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter

  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.