Arctic Greenery Feared To Exacerbate Global Warming


Researchers who conducted the study say that as much as 50% of greenery is expected to pop up in the Arctic over the coming decades. Richard Pearson, lead author of ‘Shifts in Arctic vegetation and associated feedbacks under climate change’ as the study is called, said that the redistribution of vegetation in the Arctic will affect the global ecosystem.

Pearson explained that the additional greenery would affect not only the climate but also ecosystems and wildlife. He cited that certain bird species migrate seasonally from low latitude regions to particular Polar Regions and this balance could be offset in the process.

The scientists explain that having more trees is not entirely a bad thing and that it will result in greater warming around the Arctic. However, in the broader perspective it will lead to temperatures rising higher than previously expected and this will in turn affect global biospheres.


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