An analysis of the physiological vulnerability of different trees to drought shows that forests around the globe are at equally high risk of succumbing to increases in drought conditions. See Letter p.752
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Engelbrecht, B. Forests on the brink. Nature 491, 675–676 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature11756