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COOL IDEA: Forests offer way to ease climate fears

Tuesday 11 Apr 17 9:00am

Well-established forests help to regulate local climates | Richard Walker


By TIM RADFORD | European and US scientists have worked out how the Northern hemisphere keeps cool − so be grateful for the trees, and especially for the forests.

Forests donít just sequester carbon dioxide and slow the pace of global warming. And they do more than alter the planetary albedo and absorb radiation that would otherwise bounce back into space.

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