Climate change: where trees are dying faster

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Rainforests only grow in a few small areas of Australia: they are a remnant of when the continent was still part of Gondwana and home to unique flora and fauna. But the ecosystem may face massive changes due to rapid climate change, As a study by David Bowman of the University of Oxford and his team reports in the journal NatureAccording to the findings, the life expectancy of many tree species in rainforests has been halved in the past 40 years. They die much earlier.

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