Study finds a better way to gauge the climate costs of land use changes

PhysOrg: Tropical rainforests have an even greater climate cooling impact when biophysical attributes, such as evapotranspiration, are included in calculations. Other eco-regions, such as boreal forests, have less climate cooling potential when biophysical attributes are also considered. Credit: Kristina Anderson-TeixeiraThose making land use decisions to reduce the harmful effects of climate change have focused almost exclusively on greenhouse gases – analyzing, for example, how much carbon dioxide is released......

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