Rainforests

I have seen temperate rainforests in the Chugach National Forest of Alaska, where the dominant covertype is Sitka Spruce… I have seen temperate rainforets in Nort Coastal British Columbia where the dominant covertype is Western Red Cedar and Northern Hemlock, withn a heavy understory of such plants as Devils Club (Ouch!) and Skunk Cabbage…these are rainforests in the far North and these forests will be wiped out by global climate change and so will the critters associated with these forests, like the Spirit Bear.

I have been down to subtropical rainforests in Southern Florida and tropical rainforests of Central America and Eastern Africa…I am less sure what will happen to these forests but scientests, who I read, are not very optimistic about these forests…their glass is half full.
Matt

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