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Hidden Climate Change Notes in the Restoration Song

Hidden Climate Change Notes in the Restoration Song EDITORIAL Hidden Climate Change Notes in the Restoration Song Steven N. Handel Davis’ work suggests that the degree of climate change Our Journey on the ground can be ten times faster than the ability of We work under the spell of a Siren song, our motivation tree dispersal to reach that location. That is, tree dispersal and enthusiasm driven by the values of restoration ecol- is relatively slow compared to the trajectory of climate ogy that can improve our world. But like Ulysses in the warming that we are experiencing. Consequently, range Greek myth, a Siren’s song can lead us astray and cause and density of many species will shrink. The dance of the our voyage to flounder to destruction. Ulysses succeeded trees across the land in response to the climate change song because he plugged his crew’s ears so that they could not is not synchronous, like the high kicks of the Rockettes. hear the song. We have no such remedy that can save us e m Th ovement is erratic, seemingly chaotic, as each species from project destruction; we must learn all that we can responds differently to the tempo. about what is around us to increase http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Restoration University of Wisconsin Press

Hidden Climate Change Notes in the Restoration Song

Ecological Restoration , Volume 38 (2) – May 20, 2020

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Abstract

EDITORIAL Hidden Climate Change Notes in the Restoration Song Steven N. Handel Davis’ work suggests that the degree of climate change Our Journey on the ground can be ten times faster than the ability of We work under the spell of a Siren song, our motivation tree dispersal to reach that location. That is, tree dispersal and enthusiasm driven by the values of restoration ecol- is relatively slow compared to the trajectory of climate ogy that can improve our world. But like Ulysses in the warming that we are experiencing. Consequently, range Greek myth, a Siren’s song can lead us astray and cause and density of many species will shrink. The dance of the our voyage to flounder to destruction. Ulysses succeeded trees across the land in response to the climate change song because he plugged his crew’s ears so that they could not is not synchronous, like the high kicks of the Rockettes. hear the song. We have no such remedy that can save us e m Th ovement is erratic, seemingly chaotic, as each species from project destruction; we must learn all that we can responds differently to the tempo. about what is around us to increase

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Ecological RestorationUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: May 20, 2020

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