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News | 18 Jan 2023

Most forests are less able to cope with hazards under climate change

Climate change is weakening forests around the world, a new study concludes. Increased climate variability and water shortages have made forests in warmer regions less able to recover from natural and anthropogenic disruptions.

The study also suggests that climate change has pushed 23% of the world’s natural boreal and tropical forests close to their ecological tipping point - meaning that they may not survive future disturbances. Find out more here.