Forests Reduce Global Greenhouse Gases Print

The global warming trends show that our planet environment continues to change.

(1) Ice and snow deposits around the globe continue to shrink as average global temperatures rise. In some world communities, the vital water supplies from mountain ranges that store water as snow and ice for eventual releases into streams no longer store enough ice and snow to supply safe community water supplies year-round.
(2) Where has the snow and ice gone? Some of the ice and snow continues to wash into the ocean. The cumulative effect of more water in the sea causes the sea levels to rise. Low lying coastal communities around the world fight against higher sea levels that lash at valuable waterfront properties. Some communities rely on dikes and pumps to evade the water from flooding their populated lands. Other communities are moving out of low lying areas altogether. The rest of the excess water ends up in the atmosphere in the form of water vapor. Heated water vapor in the sky combines with the wind energy to form heavy rain storms and snow storms that flood coastal regions with more water capacity than previous traditional floods. More powerful storms cause property damage to many residents who live along streams and rivers throughout the world.

Many scientists blame most of the rising global temperatures on the burning of oil, natural gas, coal, and wood. The combustion of fuels converts these buried carbon resources into industrial energy, transportation, and heat as consumes oxygen and it releases carbon-dioxide molecules into the atmosphere. Carbon-dioxide is a gaseous molecule that does not form into a solid like water and snow within world climate temperatures. Therefore, it stays in the atmosphere unless it is consumed by plants. Carbon-dioxide molecules also absorb solar ray energy which warms the atmospheric air.

Forests, trees and other plants including ocean plants like seaweed absorb carbon-dioxide in the process of photo-synthesis to create sugars and starches that plants need to grow. Dense forests provide an essential solution to reduce the carbon-dioxide from the air as well as releasing excess oxygen molecules.