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Jeremy Hance mongabay.com (February 01, 2012).
New meteorological theory argues that the world’s forests are rainmakers.
- 1.>> Will you tell us how the biotic pump works?
- 2.>> Why do you associate the biotic pump with natural forests rather than with individual tree species? Cannot a tree plantation act as biotic pump?
- 3.>> Have there been any significant changes to your biotic pump theory over the last couple of years?
- 4.>> Have you seen wider acceptance in the scientific community for your theory?
- 5.>> Can you give an example of why the current understanding of condensation and precipitation is wrong?
- 6.>> Recent evidence has linked the decline and fall of the Maya civilization to deforestation leading to less precipitation. How could the biotic pump theory connect to this?
- 7.>> How do you see deforestation in the Amazon as impacting regional precipitation?
- 8.>> How do you think widespread deforestation will effect the hydrological cycle of places like the Indonesian islands? Given their smaller size, do they need the biotic pump?
- 9.>> Does the biotic pump theory apply to boreal forests, such as those in Russia, as well?
- 10.>> Does biotic pump theory modify our current understanding of global climate change?
- 11.>> What policy changes does the biotic theory suggest for governments worldwide?