Carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in our atmosphere are higher than at any time during the last 800,000 years: average temperatures are rising. When producing Oxygen trees absorb Carbon: up to 0,5 ton of Carbon in its lifetime!
Trees also release water vapour and microscopic nuclei needed for cloud formation. Clouds have a high albedo effect, reflecting the incident solar radiation back into space. Adding 20 million km² of forest could create an additional 2% cloud coverage over the entire planet, countering current global warming.
Did you know that trees contribute to the releasing of microscopic nuclei needed for cloud formation? Over major tropical rainforests across the world one finds rather dense cloud formations. Clouds are formed by water vapour condensing around these microscopic nuclei. Trees increase the water vapor content of the air significantly – approximately 50% of all transpiration comes from forests.
Clouds, in turn, have a high albedo effect, which means they reflect the sun’s radiation back into space.
The more low altitude clouds are created through this natural system, the faster we could cool our planet. WeForest supports this ground breaking research.