Several studies released this year and last have focused on the health of the world’s forests. Considered the Earth’s “lungs”, forests, both around the equator and away from it, are responsible for removing immense amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere while returning oxygen to it. The studies have returned mixed results.
A study published in the journal Nature Geoscience used a combination of computer models to simulate future climate conditions in the Atlantic ocean basin and its related hurricane activity. One result of the models was a decrease in the number of hurricanes and tropical storms expected in that area through the end of the twenty-first … Continue reading