Carbon sink for a century

Intact rainforests have a long-term storage capacity.

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Figure 1: Example of large-wood carbon storage response predicted by the model8 to a 25% increase in biomass productivity over 50 years (0.25% per year).
Figure 2: The central Amazonian rainforest. The conservation value of tropical forests includes providing habitat for about half of the world's biological diversity, maintaining existing hydrological cycles and providing chemical precursors for the biomedical industry, not to mention the aesthetic and intrinsic value of a vast natural wilderness.


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