Commentary

A role for tropical forests in stabilizing atmospheric CO2

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

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