quote: You can have a longer growing season and the precipitation is... get ready for it... rain instead of snow.
quote: "Snow is much more effective than rain in delivering water to these forests," said Monson. "If a warmer climate brings more rain, this won't offset the carbon uptake potential being lost due to declining snowpacks."
quote: Argh! I hate this attitude. "I've thought about it for a whole 3 seconds, and I can't figure out how rain would be any different than snow. This proves that their whole study is flawed and the researchers are stupid, because it's impossible that there might be something which I didn't think of in my whole entire three seconds of thinking about it. Revel in my genius."