According to The Atlantic, global warming is making Canada warmer, with "large portions of the nation" sprouting "thick, luscious new coats of trees and bushland." Canadian shouldn't rejoice just yet, scientists warn: "Harsher droughts during the summer could take their toll on tree health, for instance, as could more frequent and widespread wildfires."
Scientists monitoring the Northern American landmass from space have seen it happen over the past three decades, and now they've released data fingering climate change for the unusual boom in vegetation. Writing in Nature Climate Change, researchers with the NASA-funded study say that winters above the U.S.-Canada border are warming up quicker than the summers. That's causing the seasons to blend together, thawing out the ground for longer periods of time and supporting an eruption of "vigorously productive vegetation" covering about 3.5 million square miles.
This burgeoning green bandana wrapped around America's forehead is making the landscape surrounding Canadian cities look more like that of their American brethren.
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