Forests

deforestation and global warming

As you already read, forests become carbon emitters in certain conditions. Deforestation, fires, and dead trees all reduce net carbon absorption and can lead to net carbon emission. Tropical forests already lost their carbon sinking capacity[1], and emit more CO2 than they absorb as a result of deforestation and degrading the soil. This, however, could be restored with reduced deforestation, increased afforestation, and adequate soil conservation efforts.


[1] https://e360.yale.edu/digest/study-finds-tropical-forests-are-no-longer-carbon-sinks

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