Using forests to fight global warming

Using forests to fight global warming

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The cost of leveraging nature’s precious trees to help buffer the planet from global warming could amount to nearly US$400 billion by mid-century, according to an analysis published in the journal Nature Communications.

With this investment, the study estimates, global forests could capture around 6000 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions each year over the next three decades – equating to around a tenth of that needed across all sectors to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.


Published by Cosmos.

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