Forests and Climate Tightly Coupled

Atmospheric and terrestrial ecosystems are tightly coupled, largely mediated by water exchange. From such interactions emerge self-regulating systems that maintain the conditions conducive for life. This is Gaia.
Reuters AlertNet – Australian scientists prove less trees, less rain
Australian scientists have found that deforestation along the Amazon River in South America was reducing rainfall and causing climate change in the region.

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  1. David Suzuki's book: Good News For a Change contains tons of useful information about an “holistic” approach to how ecosystems work and how biodiversity affects pretty much everything alive and not in a region. I'd highly recommend it.

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