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Could spruce forests help offset climate change?

VIDEO: Researchers from our department are measuring terpene particles emitted by spruce/fir forests, which are believed to have a cooling effect on the climate. They believe that planting more of this type of forest could help offset global warming.
Could spruce forests help offset climate change?
Screenshot from the Reuters broadcast.

– Planting spruce forests could increase the carbon uptake. They would release aerosol particles which have a cooling effect on the earth, Janne Rinne says in the Reuters broadcast.

Watch the full broadcast here.

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