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Green guardian: Century of tree planting in eastern US emerges as nature’s cooling marvel, defying climate threats

A groundbreaking study reveals the Eastern United States’ hidden shield against rising temperatures – a century of deliberate tree planting.

Unveiling a remarkable cooling effect, the research, led by environmental scientist Mallory Barnes at Indiana University, showcases how forests cool the land by 1.8 – 3.6°F annually, with younger forests offering the most significant relief.

This revelation transforms the narrative around reforestation, emphasizing its role not just in carbon absorption but as a crucial tool for climate adaptation. Dive into the article for a captivating journey through time, forests, and a future resilient to scorching temperatures.

Source video: Voice of America on YouTube

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