In addition to creating more efficient carbon sinks, biodiversity also provides benefits to the wildlife that inhabit forests.

American Forests’ President & CEO Jad Daley discusses five ways climate change is affecting the way we care for forests and why we must address the problem head-on.

Overall, 61 percent of voters said that climate change contributed either some or a lot to recent disasters “such as this year’s wildfires throughout the West.”

Groups in Dallas are using GIS technology and sophisticated data to bring trees to vulnerable populations, where temperatures can reach 10 degrees higher in certain areas due to lack of canopy cover.

Wildfire is a natural part of earth’s carbon cycles, but human-induced climate change is causing wildfires to become increasingly more damaging – last year, global CO2 emissions from fire reached 32.5 billion tons.