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Forests cooler than previously thought
New data suggests that the role forests play in climate cooling goes much further than storing carbon
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.
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