Improving air quality by reducing atmospheric aerosols can bring valuable health benefits, but also generally leads to warming. Now, research suggests that in cleaner air the local cooling effect of planting trees may be stronger in middle and low latitude regions.
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Chen, L. Cooler forests in clean air. Nat. Geosci. 16, 758–759 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-023-01253-9