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Really bad news about global forests.

Postby the_ignored » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:19 am

And we are so fucked.

The world’s tropical forests are so degraded they have become a source rather than a sink of carbon emissions, according to a new study that highlights the urgent need to protect and restore the Amazon and similar regions.
Researchers found that forest areas in South America, Africa and Asia – which have until recently played a key role in absorbing greenhouse gases – are now releasing 425 teragrams of carbon annually, which is more than all the traffic in the United States.

This is a far greater loss than previously thought and carries extra force because the data emerges from the most detailed examination of the topic ever undertaken. The authors say their findings – published in the journal Science on Thursday – should galvanise policymakers to take remedial action.
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Re: Really bad news about global forests.

Postby zilch » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:06 am

As the article said, this could be an opportunity too. But the fuckers with the money will be against taking action, as usual.
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