CREDIT: MAKI NARO
Centuries of pondering — and squabbling about — trees
COMIC: Do forests warm or cool the Earth? What’s their effect on global climate change? A comic narrated by polymath Benjamin Franklin describes the evolution of thought on this issue and what we still don’t know.
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