For example, if people conserve the forests or use cars less, the effects of climate change may not be so severe. When we try to reduce greenhouse gases, our actions are called “climate change mitigation”.
The forests around us are important for our health, our livelihoods and our future. Forests keep our land, air and water healthy
Trees take carbon dioxide out of the air. They turn the carbon dioxide into oxygen and store the carbon inside them. This helps slow down climate change. The more trees there are, the more carbon they can take out of the air and store. Peat forests store even more carbon than other forests.
When we cut down trees, they can no longer take in carbon dioxide, and then there is too much carbon dioxide in the air. In addition, carbon is released into the air when trees are burned or decay, and when peat is drained or burned.
Clearing forests and burning peat are major contributors to climate change. We need to conserve the forests to protect our own future.
Climate change is happening because the air has too much greenhouse gas, such as carbon dioxide. Greenhouse gases come from vehicles, motors, factories, electricity, farms, clearing forests and burning peat.rest
Many people believe they need to clear land to make money. People clear forest for many reasons:
Sometimes, it might seem that these are the only ways to make money or get food. But it is possible to make a living while making a smaller contribution to climate change.