Report Suggests Forest-Cutting Can Have an Immediate Effect on Climate

Washington Post: The critical role that vast tropical forests such as Brazil’s Amazon play in suppressing climate change is well known: They store huge quantities of carbon, acting as “carbon sinks.” But as a report out this week argues, scientists are making the case that cutting down these forests does more than simply release carbon into the atmosphere -- it has a direct and more immediate effect on the climate, from changes in rainfall patterns to increases in temperatures. The amount of water that forests......

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