Sunday, April 22, 2007

Plant a Tree, but Where?

A new article by LLNL climate scientist Govindasamy Bala presents results of simulations suggesting the location of new trees could actually warm the planet, or cool it, depending on where in the world it's planted. Discussed recently in both the Economist article "A new tree line" and on an NPR Science Friday Podcast on carbon emissions, the article prompts a double-take on an seemingly good-sounding idea.

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