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Tag: Central America

Global Warming May Decrease Forest Carbon Storage, Not Increase

There have been hopes in the scientific community that as the increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere warmed the planet’s climate, the forests would grow and increase their carbon storage capacity. But new research suggests that another factor – increased litterfall – may turn about turn about any increased carbon storage.

Tree Rings Reveal Mesoamerican Climate Record

A new study has provided a first of its kind year by year look at the climate of Mesoamerica over a thousand-year span of time, thanks to data gathered from the annual growth rings in Montezuma bald cypresses.