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Biophysical climate impacts of recent changes in global forest cover
Description: Forest loss affects climate not just because of the impacts it has on the carbon cycle, but also because of how it affects the fluxes of energy and water between the land and the atmosphere. Evaluating global impact is complicated because deforestation can produce different results in different climate zones, making it hard to determine large-scale trends rather than more local ones. Here, researchers conducted a global assessment of the biophysical effects of forest cover change. [Source: Science / AAAS]
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Source: Science / AAAS
Publish Date: 2/5/2016
Reading Level: Expert
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