California Redwoods Suffering from Effects of Climate Change-Fueled Weather Whiplash
Climate Signal: Climate change is driving rapid, intense, and extreme swings between different types of weather - such as from flooding to drought or from cold to hot - known as weather whiplash.
At hundreds to thousands of years old, California's iconic redwoods -- the tallest trees in the world -- have truly stood the test of time. But all of our atmospheric river storms have left them with a case of weather whiplash in this age of climate change.
"This is a new norm and seems like we're going into much more extreme weather," said [Todd] Dawson. "We get these extremely wet and very windy times and then we go into drought for a whole bunch of years, and I think those are really challenging the native vegetation including the redwoods throughout the state."
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