Forests Suck Up Less Carbon after Drought
Climate scientists forecast sea levels to rise anywhere from one to four feet by the end of the century. That's a pretty big range. And there's a good reason for that: there's a lot of uncertainty baked into climate models.
Take, for example, the way climate models predict how trees respond to drought. "Drought in these models is treated as a light switch" - either on or off - "but in the real world we know that drought damages trees, and it can take a while for trees to repair this damage and recover."