Friday, January 20, 2012

Trees and climate modelling

According to agroforestry experts, current climate models and projections may be inaccurate because measurements are based on guidelines that do not include the effects of trees on the local climate. In a book titled , "How people and trees can co-adapt to climate change, by World Agroforestry Centre, trees can influence many of the climate factors predicted by modelling, and their effects should be added to climate maps. According to the book, enhancing tree cover for agricultural purposes is a good adaptation mechanism although "none of this has yet made it into national climate-adaptation planning". Link to the book available here.

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