Tropical forests may become an unlikely contributor to global warming soon

December 18, 2015 by  
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Make a list, in your mind, of all the things that contribute to global warming. Go ahead and take your time. If you’re like most people, that list probably looks something like: burning fossil fuels, deforestation, emissions from cars and other transportation, livestock, and chemicals used in agriculture. That’s a pretty good roundup of the leading causes – at least, so far. Scientists have just penned a study that points to a contributing factor that has evaded detection , until now. When it comes to our planet’s ability to ‘trap’ carbon and prevent it from further harming the atmosphere, the biggest problem is likely to be the rapid rate of increase of nighttime temperatures in tropical climes. Read the rest of Tropical forests may become an unlikely contributor to global warming soon

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