The world’s scientists say that we cannot preserve a livable world simply by reducing emissions. We must also draw gigatons of CO2
The world’s scientists say that we cannot preserve a livable world simply by reducing emissions. We must also draw gigatons of CO2 from the atmosphere in the next few decades.
Preserving and restoring our forests is critical to this effort. Not only do forests sequester tons of carbon, but they also create much of the oxygen we breathe, preserve eco-diversity, rejuvenate the soil, and provide shade in a warming world.
However, owing to deforestation and climate change, forests are in danger of becoming net carbon emitters rather than carbon syncs. CO2 emissions from wildfires are higher than those from burning fossil fuels in Japan, the world’s sixth largest CO2 emitter. (Nature)
Join Climate Action Now for an overview of the essential role forests play in maintaining the climate, the many ways in which they are threatened, and take action to help preserve and restore them for current and future generations.
The future of our forests is in our hands!
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