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Trees and global warming : the role of forests in cooling and warming the atmosphere
Title:
Trees and global warming : the role of forests in cooling and warming the atmosphere
Publication Information:
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020.

©2020
ISBN:
9781108471787
Physical Description:
ix, 330 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Global warming and forests in the anthropocene -- The gases that cause the greenhouse effect -- Carbon and photochemical oxidant cycles -- Biogeochemical and biogeophysical factors that affect trees -- Trees in a warming world -- Forests of the world -- Knowledge base for forests in cooling and warming -- Role of forests in mitigating global warming -- Bringing it all together.
Abstract:
"Large-scale tree planting is advocated to provide additional atmospheric cooling and further reduce global warming. This raises a question about the present time. Do trees cool or warm the atmosphere? This question does not have a simple yes or no answer. Examination of the greenhouse effect, global warming and the carbon cycle and how trees and forests function provides the basis for understanding how forests might cool or warm the atmosphere. Results from research and models indicate that cooling or warming depends on where forests are located and the type and color of trees. Cooling generally prevails over warming, but this may change. This book will appeal to anyone interested in climate change, ecology and conservation"-- Provided by publisher.
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