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Care needed with carbon offsets

Date : 15th December 2006, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Planting forests to combat global warming may be a waste of time, especially if those trees are at high latitudes, new research suggests. Scientists say the benefits that come from trees reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide can be outweighed by their capacity to trap heat near the ground. Computer modelling indicates that trees only really work to cool the planet if they are planted in the tropics. The research has been discussed at an American Geophysical Union meeting.

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