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Global Forests and Climate Change (Image 3)

July 27, 2010
Forests cover nearly a third of the Earth's landmass. This graphic shows the geographic location of the three categories in which forests are classified--tropical, temperate and boreal. The forest types each have differing influences on local, regional and global climate. Researchers are seeking to learn how forests impact global climate.