Reforestation could enhance European summertime rainfall by an average of 7.6%, potentially offsetting some of the drying that climate change is projected to cause
Edward Robinson revisits the controversial 2015 study – examining a 2018 summary document that restates its findings.
A regularly updated list of academic papers, links to think tank reports and other useful material on forest bioenergy.
Burning wood for power and heat has climate impacts, as the plant growth needed to offset emissions grows too slowly – and huge carbon stores are lost in combustion.
There are manifold problems with treating forest bioenergy (wood) as a carbon-neutral fuel. Yet, a whole industry has emerged based on subsidies for “Green” energy.
Forests are carbon sinks, havens of biodiversity and a major part of the solution to climate change.