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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Figure 1: The potential role for tropical forest management in stabilizing atmospheric CO2.

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Houghton, R., Byers, B. & Nassikas, A. A role for tropical forests in stabilizing atmospheric CO2. Nature Clim Change 5, 1022–1023 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2869

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