Here is a detailed report on how global warming is resulting in a not-so-gradual killing off of forests around the world, as insects that used to be controlled by cold weather are living to become invasive.
The article notes that richer nations will need to fund the work that is needed to stop this trend. Given today's political climate, it is hard to imagine that we can come together as a community to fight global warming at this level. It is sad to think what we stand to lose because of wrong-headed politics and radical ideologies.
We can make progress--and save countless lives--only by working together. It is time for a little humility in our politics.
NYT: Forests dying off as world's climate warms - Technology & science - The New York Times - msnbc.com