Originally Posted by Hermanthegerman
Just yesterday I saw a documentation about Norway, the tree frontier goes up North. Foxes come in, Lemmings are in danger. Of Course not the biggest Problem, but I think you can see the climate Change in Little Things like that.
Alaska's interior is predominately Black Spruce. As a child in the 1950's it rivaled the Cottonwood. Spruce beetles had been on the edges and along the coast for millennia, keeping the Black Spruce to the interior.
In the 1990's the tipping point was crossed and the Spruce Beetles began surviving winters further north.
In 2003 an area larger than four New England states combined burned in southern Alaska, whole forests of dead trees killed by the beetles.
Still moving north.
Squirrels are waking up before the rabbits and now their take is 40% of the rabbit population yearly. The squirrels eat the babies still in the nest. This affects the Fox population.
This will all balance out in the end, but it will not be what it was.
That is gone.