Las Conchas Canyon, Santa Fe NF, New Mexico. Photo by @peteressick. In 2011 a fire swept through this canyon killing every Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir tree in its path. According to USGS Research Ecologist Craig Allen, the forest won't regenerate, and will revert to an oak scrubland. The trees were stressed by drought and beetle infestation at the time of the fire, a condition brought on by warming temperatures in the American Southwest. Many other forests around the world are facing similar fates because of climate change.
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  • natgeoLas Conchas Canyon, Santa Fe NF, New Mexico. Photo by @peteressick. In 2011 a fire swept through this canyon killing every Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir tree in its path. According to USGS Research Ecologist Craig Allen, the forest won't regenerate, and will revert to an oak scrubland. The trees were stressed by drought and beetle infestation at the time of the fire, a condition brought on by warming temperatures in the American Southwest. Many other forests around the world are facing similar fates because of climate change.

  • jenniferdrose@lspellman haha I almost messaged you first!! 134 in one paragraph!
  • jjwbondDeniers of climate change.Wow, this makes for a compelling argument.
  • nicolejamayThis is my hometown. @sin1us
  • tanmayswarupThat is just sad !!!
  • tanmayswarupThat is just sad !!!
  • unathalbernalI'm agree with @natgeo. Showing this pictures, because this is our reality, and all we need to do something, not just comment... "Living its easy with eyes closed."
  • moonaventureSad that not only is it the problem in new Mexico, the pine beetles, but here in Canada too and up to Alaska completely devastating the forests. Spread the awareness!
  • ebzetoSo sad. Our state is so brown, burned and dried out.
  • itstimewasterWooo
  • shohampoThis is terrible
  • laureanoesquivelQue cosas ase dios para creer en el
  • so_anywaySadiness right there
  • shadowsoulangel;((( i wonder how many animals burnt to death amp!
  • monicabadillo1El fotografo de @natgeo sera @prokatara ? Parece que estuviese viendo su instagram!
  • prokatara@monicabadillo1 Ohh.. ¡Todo un halago! ¡Gracias bella Mónica! ¡Gracias! Además esta foto es increíble..
  • prokatara@monicabadillo1 Ohh.. ¡Todo un halago! ¡Gracias bella Mónica! ¡Gracias! Además esta foto es increíble..
  • monicabadillo1Cada foto que veo asi, tan perfecta me recuerda a ti @prokatara
  • lidiyapWoo
  • wcovintreeHeartbreaking
  • hai_11_My aunts house burnt down in this fire
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