Will More Trees Cause More Rain?


A recent study has found that planting trees in areas where there have previously been no trees can reduce the effect of climate change by reducing temperatures and increasing rainfall.
  • Africa:  Will More Trees Cause More Rain?

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 8 February 2013

    It is commonly believed that destroying trees will influence the climate of a region. But scientific evidence to support that deforestation and afforestation influence local ... read more »

Documents

Photo: Sidwaya

Reforestation campaign in Burkina Faso (file photo).

  • Gambia:  Call for the Protection of Gambia's Forest Cover Reinforced

    The Daily Observer, 7 February 2013

    Stakeholders in forestry and conservation have reinforced the call for the protection of the country's forest cover, with a view to avoid its further depletion. read more »

  • Zambia:  Kazungula Joins Tree Planting Exercise to Curb Climate Change

    The Times of Zambia, 4 February 2013

    CLIMATE change presents a real threat to human development and is already undermining production sectors like agriculture which has the highest potential to reduce poverty. read more »

  • Africa:  Forests as Rainmakers - Scientist Gains Support for a Controversial Hypothesis

    AlertNet, 28 January 2013

    A new study boosts support for the physics behind a controversial theory that forests play a significant role in determining rainfall, creating atmospheric winds that pump moisture ... read more »