Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 26, 2019

In the Fight Against Climate Change, Not All Forests Are Equal

The New York Times reports

Forests are a great bulwark against climate change, so programs to reduce deforestation are important. Those efforts usually focus on stopping the destruction in areas where it is already occurring.

But a new study suggests these programs would do well to also preserve forests where deforestation and degradation haven’t begun. Gradual loss of these largely pristine, intact forests has a much greater climate impact than previously accounted for, the researchers said.

Read full story at In the Fight Against Climate Change, Not All Forests Are Equal – The New York Times


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