Accelerating Growth Rates of British Colombia (Canada) Forests
Wu, C., Hember, R.A., Chen, J.M., Kurz, W.A., Price, D.T., Boisvenue, C., Gonsamo, A. and Ju, W. 2014. Accelerating forest growth enhancement due to climate and atmospheric changes in British Colombia, Canada over 1956-2001. Scientific Reports 4: 10.1038/srep04461.
In the words of the eight scientists, results indicated "that climate change contributed a particularly large amount (over 70%) of the accumulated growth enhancement, while the remaining was attributed to CO2 and N, respectively." Wu et al. conclude their work by stating "climate warming is contributing a widespread and significant growth enhancement in B.C.'s forests," which they imply was a doubly-significant positive phenomenon, in light of the fact that in addition to the obvious growth enhancement benefit, "forest ecosystems that sequester carbon from the atmosphere play an important role in Earth's carbon budget by offsetting the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide caused by fossil fuel emissions and land-use change."
Chen, J.M., Ju, W., Cihlar, J., Price, D., Liu, J., Chen, W., Pan, J., Black, A. and Barr, A. 2003. Spatial distribution of carbon sources and sinks in Canada's forests. Tellus B 55: 622-641.