Trees are really important in the climate crisis. The carbon sinks that tropical forests provide, specifically, have been seen as a sort of savior during climate change. The trees absorb the carbon and actually do great with the extra carbon dioxide in the air. But unfortunately they’re not doing so great with the other issues with climate change and may be putting more carbon into the air as they die.
Trees are dying. Not just due to deforestation, which is also a major problem, but from climate change. It’s getting warmer out there. Drought is a major issues and of course all of the fires. These things are killing the trees and when the trees die, they release carbon.
This is another example of the domino effect when it comes to climate change. One thing leads to another making things worse than they were originally thought. It;s not hopeless, trees are surviving these changes but we all have to do what we can to keep it from getting worse.