Our Forests Will Counteract Greenhouse Gas Emissions

"Forest" by Andrew Malone licensed under CC BY 2.0
Forest” by Andrew Malone licensed under CC BY 2.0

Source: NY Times

If we let our forests grow, we are doing our planet a huge favor and inherently counterbalancing years of carbon emissions, according to a study published by Science Advances.

The report studied the plains and forests of Latin America, and found that if the abandoned and growing lots are left to continue growing for another 40 years or so, they could potentially counterbalance 21 years worth of carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels and deforestation — that amounts to nearly 30 billion tons of carbon dioxide.

Latin American countries have vowed to take greater measures in preventing forest destruction and improving growth.

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