(ORDO NEWS) — German and Swiss scientists have disproved the popular myth that global warming is delaying the onset of autumn. The findings of the group of researchers are published in the journal Science.
Earlier scientific models predicted that by the end of the century the beginning of autumn could be postponed two to three weeks later. According to new calculations, autumn may come six days earlier.
The conclusions of the researchers are based on observations of the consumption of carbon dioxide by trees and the time of leaf fall. According to them, these processes have a great impact on climate management.
“For decades, we assumed that trees would grow longer and fall off later. However, new research suggests that faster tree growth causes leaves to fall earlier,” explained Swiss scientist Thomas Crowther.
Experts believe that their discovery will allow us to look at global warming from a different angle and develop new measures to combat its consequences.
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