Converting Forests to Cropland Actually Cooled the Planet

Nature World: Researchers have recently discovered that over the last 150 years, the conversion of forests into cropland has actually resulted in a small amount of global cooling. These results underscore the overall complexity of the climate change issue. According to a study recently published in the journal Nature Climate Change, large-scale forest losses that have occurred over the last 150 years have actually reduced global emissions of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) - agents that aid the......

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