Five trends that will define the world’s forests in 2016

From drought to economic slowdown, 2016 promises a mixed bag for the world’s forests.  theconversation.com

GR:  Here are five important issues that set the stage for the future of our forests.  I want to add two even more important issues.  We must accept that the stage itself is changing as global warming continues and the growing human population’s demand for food increases.  Perhaps it’s a passing mood, but today the outlook for our forests and all their creatures appears dark.  Their demise is accelerating, and it just seems that too few people care enough to take action to reduce our population or its needs.

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