We discuss two climate change-related studies released this week. First, if your favorite flower is blooming earlier than usual, a new UC Berkeley study may help explain why. Seasons are now arriving two days earlier. Meanwhile, trees in old-growth forests in the Western U.S. are dying at double the usual rate, and researchers say climate change may be to blame.
Phil van Mantgem, research ecologist at the U.S. Geological Survey and co-leader of the research team that conducted the forest mortality study
Inez Fung, co-author of the seasonal temperature study, professor of earth and planetary science, environmental science, policy and management and co-director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment at UC Berkeley
Craig Miller, senior editor of KQED's Climate Watch