The replacement of broad leaf species like oak with conifers has increased warming

Written in Environmental News: February 6th, 2016, 4:03pm by admin  | View all categories.
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The assumption that planting new forests helps limit climate change has been challenged by a new study.

Researchers found that in Europe, trees grown since 1750 have actually increased global warming.

The scientists believe that replacing broadleaved species with conifers is a key reason for the negative climate impact.

Conifers like pines and spruce are generally darker and absorb more heat than species such as oak and birch.

The authors believe the work has implications for current efforts to limit rising temperatures through mass tree planting.

Read more over at The BBC

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