Q&A: Climate Change

Q&A: Climate Change

The Guardian have produced a really useful Q&A article on Climate change, explaining all the terms and science involved.

Check it out here

There are lots of useful points raised, but he missed out the rainforest! How does deforestation impact climate change and carbon reduction? On a more positive nte, how could re-forestation impact the fight against climate change.

Nature.org say this

Every year, more than 15 million hectares of tropical forest — an area larger than the state of New York — are cut down, releasing millions of tons of carbon emissions into the atmosphere.

Without action now, many of the world’s tropical forests will be lost by this century’s end. With these forests we will lose important species, natural resources and local livelihoods, as well as the opportunity to slow climate change.

In fact, recent studies show that activities to reduce deforestation are a highly cost-effective way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

I know that climate change and the Green House effect can be a debated issue. Some believe the data of global warming shows the natural cycle of the Earths warming, others see our impact as the major cause of the temperature increase.

What ever the answer, preventing deforestation keeps the environments where forest exist stable and continues to absorb Co2 emissions.

Have a read of the two articles, and let us know your views.

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