deforestation

Radical changes to land use are required to tackle climate change and ensure food security, according to a new report from the IPCC. The Special Report on Climate Change and Land, approved by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on 7 August in Geneva, highlights that land is under growing pressure from human activity…
Deforestation is likely to warm the climate even more than originally thought, scientists warn. An international team of scientists, led by the University of Leeds, studied the way that reactive gases emitted by trees and vegetation affect the climate. Their research, published today in Nature Communications, found these reactive gases cool our climate, meaning deforestation…