Insects & Climate Change

Southern Pine Beetle Killed Pine Trees in Honduras
Photo: Orlando Sierra

The United Nations issued a climate report from Paris that lists Haiti, Myanmar and Honduras as nations most affected by climate change. The El Nino warming in the Pacific Ocean has led to drought conditions in Honduras that is adversely affecting about 4 million acres of pine forest. Pine trees under drought stress are more susceptible to attack by bark beetles because the trees cannot create enough pitch to prevent…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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