Some snowy forestlands cool climate better without trees

25 junio 2015

Forests worldwide are increasingly used to store carbon as a way to slow climate change, but a new study finds that some wooded areas may be more valuable without trees, allowing the cleared landscape to reflect rather than absorb the sun’s energy. In other words, it’s better to have snow-covered ground act as a natural mirror if you want to use some forest lands to cool the climate.