Making it rain: how trees talk to the clouds

According to SciShow, “trees produce monoterpenes, using carbon dioxide that they collect from the atmosphere during photosynthesis.”

Trees are able to store certain types of these monoterpenes, which researchers believe the trees release into the atmosphere in times of dryness or drought to help stimulate cloud creation:

“There are a few ways clouds can get started. And research has shown that monoterpenes can be one.”

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