Industrial-scale solar power plants on rural land negatively impact our ecosystem and contribute to climate change

Deforestation contributes to climate change

As the world seeks to slow the pace of climate change, preserve wildlife, and support billions of people, trees inevitably hold a major part of the answer. Yet the mass destruction of trees—deforestation—continues, sacrificing the long-term benefits of standing trees for short-term gain.

Allowing the earth’s forests to recover could soak up a significant amount of humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to new research.

To combat climate change, we must make major changes to how we manage farmland, forests, and our own food, the United Nations.

Industrial-scale solar on agricultural land puts pressure on our farming and food supply

Big solar farms may be stressing agricultural ecosystems; NC State crop scientist Ron Heiniger says taking crop land out of production for solar has long-term impacts on overall ecosystem.

Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the Earth’s land and the way people use the land is making global warming worse, a new United Nations scientific report states. That creates a vicious cycle which is already making food more expensive, scarcer and less nutritious. 

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