Friday, April 6, 2012
5th graders: I've got your answer!
When we were skyping Wednesday, you asked me a great question that I could not answer but I promised to asked the scientists. You asked if the climate change was affecting plant life. Chris tell me that yes, it does affect plant life. As the climate warms, the deciduous tress (hardwood trees like oak , maples,etc) would be advantage over the conifers (pines, balsam, furs). However, people are intervening to keep planting the conifers. do you know why? It has to do with economics. Those quick growing conifers are sold for lumber, pulp, etc., and generate dollars faster than the hardwoods.