conservation of habitats (rain forest)

Peter Taggart
Tue, 27 Dec 2011 14:11:01 PST
I am aware that a tree is oxgen / carbon neutral on balance, it is the
turnaround of water which I understand to influence weather patterns beond
an immediate locality. Were the western Amazonian area to reduce  its
rainfall, the total amount of vegetation would reduce. Surely the effects
of reduced moisture and of reduced cloud would change the weather systems
of the area, convection currents, temperature gradients, fresh w\ater on
salt and so on, with knock on effects on a wider scale?

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