National Geographic: To Take the Earth’s Pulse, You Have to Fly High
15th October 2015

National Geographic: To Take the Earth’s Pulse, You Have to Fly High

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National Geographic Magazine

THE VIEW OUT THE WINDOW WAS BAD ENOUGH. As his research plane flew over groves of California’s giant sequoias, some of the world’s tallest trees, Greg Asner could see the toll the state’s four-year drought had taken. “It looked wicked dry down there,” he said. But when he turned from the window to the video display in his flying lab, the view was even more alarming. In places, the forest was bright red. “It was showing shocking levels of stress,” he said.

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