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Impact of deforestation on climate change varies according to latitude

Research from the University of California, Davis found that deforestation in the boreal region (45 degrees latitude) creates a cooling effect because those areas reflect the sun’s rays, while nearby forested area absorb them.

Researchers found that deforestation above 45 degrees latitude is associated with a temperature decrease, while deforestation below 35 degrees latitude appears to cause warming.

Read more at University of California, Davis

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