I like what this man says, and I like what he has been doing, but I think he is simply one of the most successful PR moves the Catholic Church has implemented in a long time. Pretty words, kind actions, but no real substantial change. I hope I'm wrong.
Deforestation also drives climate change. Forest soils are moist, but without protection from sun-blocking tree cover they quickly dry out. Trees also help perpetuate the water cycle by returning water vapor back into the atmosphere. Removing trees deprives the forest of portions of its canopy, which blocks the sun’s rays during the day and holds in heat at night. This disruption leads to more extreme temperatures swings.