Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? It is better to work as a team than as an individual to succeed. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

The lecture and the reading are both about issues of the yellow cedar declining. The author of the reading feels that these reducing number of yellow cedars are three possible hypotheses presented by scientists. However, the lecturer in the listening passage disagrees. He believes that the actual causes of the decline of the yellow cedar trees are unfolded, and these provided hypotheses are insufficient. First of all, In the reading passage, it is said that Insects and parasites that eat the bark of those trees, so they are responsible for reducing. In addition, the author claims that the larvae of the beetle eat wood of the cedar tree. The lecturer. on the other hand, feels that cedar trees are better healthy than other trees. Also, he suggests that those trees produce a type of poison due to that the larvae could not eat the wood of the cedar trees. Secondly, the author mentions that the number of trees decline might have been caused by bears that ate bark of the cedar trees, which contains excessive sugar content. Additionally, he states that bears are aggressive due to their aggressive habit they may have been destroyed. This argument is challenged by the lecturer. He asserts that bear may not be the cause of reducing the number of trees. Moreover, he says that the number of trees has been overall decreased. For example, the number of trees decreased on North coastal Island to the Mainland. That's why bears are not responsible for the decrement of those trees. Finally, the author argues the decrement in the number of trees could have been caused by the variation in the climate, and he states that the fine surface roots of the yellow trees start in the winter due to climate change and they might suffer from the freezing. Finally, he points out that the frozen roots might cause several health consequences. The lecturer, however, rebuts by bringing the point that the fact is that many trees died as a result of hotness rather than coldness. At last, he notes that the roots are more sensitive in the cold region. To sum up, both the author and the lecturer hold conflicting views about the decline of yellow cedar trees. It's trouble finding common ground on this issue.
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