Forests cooler than previously thought

New data suggests that the role forests play in climate cooling goes much further than storing carbon
 
NEW YORK - March 29, 2022 - PRLog -- Researchers from Colombia and the US have found that the very presence of forests has a cooling effect on the local climate.
In many places, forests can cool their surroundings by half a degree, but in other areas, mainly in the tropics, the effect is over a full degree.

And that's pretty remarkable if you realize that we are globally trying to limit warming above 1.5 °C.
So how do forests accomplish this feat?
In several ways.
Leaves, wood of tree trunks, and tree density all have a cooling effect on the surroundings.
Link with more info below.

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