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Scientific Study finds that up to 4 times more heat (and only 1/3rd as much moisture) enters the atmosphere when forest is cut down and converted to agriculture.
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Given the fact that over half the mature forest on earth is already gone, and carbon dioxide is only about four one hundredths of one percent of the atmosphere (0.04% or 400 ppm), a trace element, it's much more plausible that the true cause of climate change is deforestation, amirite?

Link to study: https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.2126

"Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down"
https://www.independent.co.uk/e...-10483189.html

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Given the fact that over half the mature forest on earth is already gone, and carbon dioxide is only about four one hundredths of one percent of the atmosphere (0.04% or 400 ppm), a trace element, it's much more plausible that the true cause of climate change is deforestation, amirite?
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The fact that CO2 is a small percentage of the atmosphere does not mean it has room to grow

@urwutuis The fact that CO2 is a small percentage of the atmosphere does not mean it has room to grow

The fact that half the forest on earth is gone is a massive percentage, I don't think it has much room to grow if we're going to have anything resembling healthy biosphere.

And I don't think you need a scientist to tell you that it's cooler in the shade of trees, maybe just to remind you about the mechanisms which make it cooler, like photosynthesis and evapotranspiration. As you know, photosynthesis converts solar energy into chemical energy, and evapotranspiration is basically how evaporative air conditioners work.

Trees are basically organic air conditioners/humidifiers, and we've removed about half of the biggest, most effective ones, and at best replaced them with much smaller, less effective ones, and at worst replaced them with grasslands or ploughed fields. We've made huge changes to the way sunlight meets the surface of the planet, so it shouldn't really be surprising that in doing so we've changed the climate.

It's kind of obvious if you think about it.

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