Report: Forests may play bigger role in rainfall than estimated

LIMA, Peru (10 April 2014) — Current climate models appear to underestimate the full impact of forest vegetation on rainfall patterns, indicating that the potential consequences of land-cover change on global temperature increase cannot be assessed with certainty, new research shows. Erratic rainfall could worsen with deforestation, according to Douglas Sheil, an ecologist at the... Read moreThis article was originally posted on Forests News. Click here to read the full article.