A Century of Reforestation Reduced Anthropogenic Warming in the Eastern United States

Trees, forests, vegetation cools the planet! We have stated that again and again. Here is another very interesting study, underlining the function of vegetation for the climate:

In the course of global warming due to climate change, temperatures in North America have risen by an average of 0.7 degrees Celsius. Except on the US East Coast, which cooled by around 0.3 degrees Celsius between 1900 and 2000, which scientists refer to as a “warming hole”.

The forests on the US East Coast cooled the surface temperatures of the ground by 1 to 2 degrees Celsius each year. Weather stations surrounded by forests were up to 1 degree cooler than locations that were not reforested. The reforestation program of the 20th century was therefore a gigantic success story for the climate.


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