Every school child knows that oft quoted but misleading comparison, that the Amazon Rainforest is the ‘lungs of the world’.
We won’t begin to disect what’s wrong with this statement, as I haven’t got time. However, there are some grains of truth. Trees are one of the most efficient ways to sequester carbon from the atmosphere, while they also produce large quantities of the oxygen we need.
It was therefore interesting to read in The Guardian that ‘climate models should include the effects of trees on the local climate, say agroforestry experts.’
The article is worth a look and includes a link to the book which inpired it, but is also fails to account for the other goods and services (including environmental and climate ones) that agroforesty can provide, including energy, timber, biodiversity and many more…
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