This week, President Biden pledged the US will take action to reduce fossil fuel emissions, in an effort to protect forests worldwide.
Forests, which absorb harmful pollution from the atmosphere, are one of the earth's main lines of defense against the devastating effects of climate change. Those include rising temperatures, forest fires, increasingly destructive storms, floods, daughts, famine, disease, mass migration, and death.
We first spoke with Dr. Lee a few months ago, but this week's climate conference presents a perfect opportunity to revisit our conversation about what causes climate change, and what, if anything; we can do about it.
Dr. Cameron Lee, Kent State University