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Combating the climate crisis : Plantations bind carbon dioxide and bring rain to the desert

Phys.org/news (SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

Titre : Combating the climate crisis : Plantations bind carbon dioxide and bring rain to the desert

Phys.org/news (SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 )

Présentation
Large-scale plantations in desert regions offer several advantages. Firstly, plants bind carbon dioxide and thus help to store carbon. Secondly, large plantations can lower the mean temperature and trigger precipitation in arid regions. This special bio-geoengineering method is particularly relevant to the climate crisis, as the plantations can thus counteract water scarcity and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Dr. Oliver Branch and Prof. Dr. Volker Wulfmeyer from the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart have developed a new global index to find out where these plantations can most effectively increase rainfall. The researchers’ findings have now been published in the renowned scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Source  : University of Hohenheim

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