More Trees, Less Global Warming, Right? — Not Exactly

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Before compact fluorescent light bulbs and ethanol, the first line of defense against global warming was planting trees.

Forests, after all, cool the atmosphere by drinking in carbon dioxide from the air.

A new study, however, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that forests’ other climatic effects can cancel out their carbon cleaning advantage in some parts of the world.

According to a three-dimensional model, by the year 2100, if all the forests were cut and left to rot, the annual global mean temperature would decrease by more than 0.5 degree Fahrenheit.

More info:  Scientific American article

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One Response to “More Trees, Less Global Warming, Right? — Not Exactly”

  1. ZOE Says:

    THIS IS WRONG MORE TREES CAUSE LESS GLOBAL WARMING

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