[Swiftwater Gazette] Tropical forests worse carbon emitters

Ed kroposki kroposki at att.net
Thu Oct 5 07:09:52 EDT 2017

Tropicalforests worse carbon emitters than U.S. trucks and cars – study byTom Melville 
Tropicalforests emit more carbon each year than all of the cars and trucks inthe United States, scientists said on Thursday, calling for greaterefforts to stem forest loss and damage.
Almost70 percent of tropical forest emissions are caused by degradation, astudy in the journal Science said, measuring the less visible form ofdamage for the first time along with deforestation which has longbeen recognized as problematic.

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