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Departure from average for the global January-through-March temperature for the years 1880 - 2016. This year has seen by far the warmest temperatures on record for each of the three months. Image credit: NOAA/National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
Warmest March in Global Recordkeeping; 2016 Roars Ahead of Pack here
Above: Clear cut forest near Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Mt. Lassen on the left.
Below: Scientific studies find that the temperature increases at least 5 to 10
degrees in a clearcut, while the humidity drops 35%.
Mature diverse forests are needed to combat climate change. Deforestation
is one of the leading sources of carbon emissions.
The 2013 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) found that human-caused forest loss is responsible for about 10% of
global greenhouse gas emissions. Recent analyses show that global forest trends are working against efforts to address climate
change. The 2014 IPCC Report stated: "Carbon stored in the terrestrial biosphere is susceptible to loss to the atmosphere as a
result of climate change, deforestation, and ecosystem degradation".
Logging for biomass use is not “carbon neutral”: The huge flaw in how Congress is approaching burning wood for energy by Chelsea Harvey here