“Probably the most threatening global warming signal we expect in relation to precipitation is this decrease in expected summer precipitation in southern parts of Europe, such as the Mediterranean. According to our study, afforestation will lead to an increase in precipitation in the region. It is probably the most beneficial in terms of adapting to the adverse effects of climate change,” Meier said. The Mediterranean will provide it,” he said.
On the other hand, the study revealed that afforestation of 20 percent will not adversely affect agricultural lands.
“Forestization of 20 percent of the land surface reduces winter downwind precipitation in northern Europe. It increases precipitation in coastal areas of western and southern Europe,” the study’s authors said.