Book ID: 109441
Trees and Global Warming. The Role of Forests in Cooling and Warming the Atmosphere. 2020. illus. IX, 330 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.
Large-scale tree planting is advocated to provide additional atmospheric cooling and further reduce global warming. This raises a question about the present time: do trees cool or warm the atmosphere? This question does not have a simple yes or no answer. Examination of the greenhouse effect, global warming and the carbon cycle and how trees and forests function provides the basis for understanding how forests might cool or warm the atmosphere. Results from research and models indicate that cooling or warming depends on where forests are located and the type and color of trees. Cooling generally prevails over warming, but this may change. This book will appeal to anyone interested in climate change, ecology and conservation.
Covers ozone and ozone/CO2 interactions at ambient and elevated temperatures, experiments with air and soil warming and tree growth, and applied predictive models that have been developed to assess the effects of forests on global warming
Provides a comprehensive review about forests and how they affect global warming
Describes the effectiveness of tree planting