Why in the world, wouldn't the temperatures around the globe edge up a bit, with the number of trees that have disappeared over the last 100 years? The U.S. has done a great job of conservation but it's been horrific in most other countries. They just bulldoze the trees over and build without any thoughts towards conservation.
One of the reasons Maggie and I moved to the area we live in now, is that only 60% of our area can be developed. My backyard is truly a jungle. Add to the above that every additional person born on our plant becomes a consumer of resources. Most forms of energy to produce products is heat generated.
Every once in a while, now that I'm older, someone will ask me what I miss about the years gone by, my answer, common sense and logic. Bring that back and it's all I need.