By Matt McGrath
February 5, 2015
The assumption that planting new forests helps limit climate change has been challenged by a new study.
Researchers found that in Europe, trees grown since 1750 have actually increased global warming.
The scientists believe that replacing broadleaved species with conifers is a key reason for the negative climate impact.
Conifers like pines and spruce are generally darker and absorb more heat than species such as oak and birch.
The authors believe the work has implications for current efforts to limit rising temperatures through mass tree planting.
[...]Well, back to the drawing board. I wonder if the authors of the new study were clued by the research of that Russian theoretical physicist, what's her name, and all the screaming and yelling she did for a decade about leaf transpiration.
But she isn't a climate scientist, you see, so Science couldn't listen. Until perhaps Global Warming shoved a gun in its collective face. Ah yes, now it comes back to me. Makarieva. Anastassia Makarieva.