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Environment The Ancient Redwood Forests

Richmond Jake

You can't fight in here. This is the War Room!
An interesting story...because the region is near and dear to my heart.

The last remaining old-growth redwood trees along the California coast and in the Sierra are in the midst of a growth spurt the likes of which has never been seen before, a climate research study revealed Wednesday.

The ancient trees produced more wood over the past century than they have during any other time in their life, a stretch that dates back, in at least one case, a thousand years before the birth of Christ, according to a study released by the Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative.

The growth trend has actually accelerated over the past few decades, said the scientists from UC Berkeley and Humboldt State University who conducted the four-year study.

Maybe global warming is not such a bad thing?