posted on Jan, 6 2006 @ 02:04 PM
This is why there are deserts and grass lands as well, they keep things in balance. What is happening the past couple of hundred years is
destruction/burning of forests and carbonhydrates. This obviously disturbes the balance in nature.
The article doesn't say what would happen if you cut down all the trees, that would most likely also cause a 3 degree increase in temperature, and
other, more devestating natural disasters. Remember the dried up Amazone river, a couple of months ago. That's what happens if you mess with the
balance in nature.
Also, the article sais the tropical forrests, the ones we're getting rid off at an ever increasing rate, actually DO cool the Earth. Only
Northern forrests cause an increase in temperatures!
I'm not a tree hugger, I believe the current global warming trend is mostly due to a natural cycle. But I think mankinds influence in global weather
will be noticable from this centrury on, if we continue the destruction of rain forrests, and don't fix the hole in the ozone layer.
[edit on 1-6-2006 by Zion Mainframe]