Posted by: Michael Ritter PhD | April 10, 2007

Tropical Forests — Earth’s Air Conditioner

From the article: “Planting and protecting trees–which trap and absorb carbon dioxide as they grow–can help to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But a new study suggests that, as a way to fight global warming, the effectiveness of this strategy depends heavily on where these trees are planted. In particular, tropical forests are very efficient at keeping the Earth at a happy, healthy temperature.”

Read article at ScienceDaily.com
TPE Link – Tropical Forests; Climate Change: Global Warming

Image: The multistory canopy of the tropical rain forest (Congo) (Image courtesy FAO)

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