Conserving old growth forests is key to stabilising the Earth’s climate

The Club of Rome is disseminating the the latest study on the climatic effects of forests, led by Anastassia Makarieva:

Do forests create rain? It is a question that has been debated for a long time. We know that trees produce huge amounts of water vapor that is pumped from humidity in the ground and condensed into clouds that generate rain, but the mechanisms that govern condensation and vapor water movements are still not completely clear.

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