Plants moderate climate warming

04/05/2013 06:47

by Staff Writers
Vienna, Austria (SPX) May 03, 2013

As temperatures warm, plants release gases that help form clouds and cool the atmosphere, according to research from IIASA and the University of Helsinki.

The new study, published in Nature Geoscience, identified a negative feedback loop in which higher temperatures lead to an increase in concentrations of natural aerosols that have a cooling effect on the atmosphere. [Read more] ...