Scientists say halting deforestation ‘just as urgent’ as reducing emissions

Large tracts of tropical forests, such as this one in the Amazon, are being lost to farmland. Photograph: Ton Koene/Alamy Stock Photo

SEOUL, 05 OCTOBER 2018 (THE GUARDIAN) – The role of forests in combating climate change risks being overlooked by the world’s governments, according to a group of scientists that has warned halting deforestation is “just as urgent” as eliminating the use of fossil fuels. Razing the world’s forests would release more than 3 trillion tons […]

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