Deforestation contributes to global warming problems. Solar heat, seasonal changes, and the rising temperature of oceans (70% of earth is occupied by oceans) cause natural convection currents that cause uniform levels of high wind speed. This is a natural phenomenon.
Afforestation, increased ground level vegetation, and surrounding tall trees certainly ensure the steady, natural flow of high wind speeds that boost wind turbine efficiency. Wind turbines are purposely designed to operate at large heights, as the wind speed is higher up high than at ground level.
See what happens when there is a massive forest fire, which is common in the western US. Intense heat is generated, so much so that heavy winds rush into the hot site as the result of the law of convection currents. This is also the root cause of destruction due to hurricanes. Hence plantations everywhere drastically reduce global warming.
Multi-storied, high rise buildings can be provided with plant creepers from top to bottom and also surrounded with gardens. Such plantings generate a lusty and pleasant environment, safe guarding the health of people. We exhale carbon dioxide and the plants around us yield plenty of pure oxygen. This is the best way of minimizing global warming.
Seawater greenhouses can bring a new life to the deserts. Solar power evaporates salt water. This generates cool air and a supply of pure water. Presently there is an ambitious plan by architects and engineers to create vast greenhouses in deserts, using sea water to grow crops in plantations supplemented by solar power plants.
Of course, plants will not naturally grow in deserts due to extreme high temperatures and lack of water and nutrients. Nevertheless, researchers have found solutions providing greenhouses of high humidity at a lower temperature. Several greenhouse projects in deserts are being cultivated, namely the Sahara Forest project, the Eden project, and the seawater greenhouse invented by Charlie Paton.