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Town of Aspen Could Become Too Warm for Namesake Tree

In today's episode of terrifying news, the Vail Daily is reporting that by 2030, Aspen, Colorado might become too warm to support the aspen tree species. Researchers at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies have developed ForestForecasts.org, a website that shows how 100 species of trees now found in Western states might fare by 2100. According to the data, "The worst-case scenario — the path the planet is on — would raise the average temperature in Aspen by 8 to 10 degrees by 2080. The best-case scenario — if warming were curtailed — would lead to a 3-degree increase by 2080."

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