Watching The Planet Die: The "Canary Tree"
You don't need to snorkel at a coral reef to see evidence of climate change. Rising sea levels, longer droughts, worse wildfires all appear to have connections to the changing state of the planet.
In a memoir of climate change, ecologist Lauren Oakes tells the 30-year story of a stand of rare cypress trees in Southeast Alaska and its slow death due to climate change. Oakes' book is In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, A Cypress, and a Changing World. Lauren E. Oakes is our guest on The Exchange.