SchwartzReport: Pine Smels = Aerosol Mist = Good Earth

Earth Intelligence
Stephan A. Schwartz
Stephan A. Schwartz

This is a fascinating story about the interconnected nature of the Earth’s biosphere. There is so much we don’t know, but one thing becomes clearer and clearer: The only way we are going to save ourselves is by working with nature, not trying to dominate nature. Frankly, though, I think the greed and stupidity greed creates are still too powerful to allow us to save ourselves. From everything I can see the rest of this century is going to b! e a debacle with hundreds of millions of people dying. All completely unnecessary but, when profit is the only social priority, inevitable.

Smell of Forest Pine Can Limit Climate Change – Researchers
MATT MCGRATH – BBC News (U.K.)

New research suggests a strong link between the powerful smell of pine trees and climate change.

Scientists say they’ve found a mechanism by which these scented vapours turn into aerosols above boreal forests.

These particles promote cooling by reflecting sunlight back into space and helping clouds to form.