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A role for tropical forests in stabilizing atmospheric CO2

Nature Climate Change volume 5, pages 10221023 (2015) | Download Citation

Tropical forests could offset much of the carbon released from the declining use of fossil fuels, helping to stabilize and then reduce atmospheric CO2 concentrations, thereby providing a bridge to a low-fossil-fuel future.

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  1. R. A. Houghton and Alexander A. Nassikas are at the Woods Hole Research Center, 149 Woods Hole Road, Falmouth, Massachusetts 02540-1644, USA

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  2. Brett Byers is at Million Acre Pledge, 310 Hillside Avenue, Piedmont, California 94611, USA, and Rainforest Trust, 7078 Airlie Road, Warrenton, Virginia 20187, USA

    • Brett Byers

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