This is really troublesome. With deforestation at these levels they are no producing more carbon than taking. We need to put pressure on companies (especially McDonalds) to do what they can to preserve the rain forest.
New measurements show widespread forest loss has reversed the role of tropics as a carbon sink
A new, cutting-edge approach to measuring changes in aboveground forest carbon density has helped scientists determine that widespread deforestation, degradation and disturbance has caused tropical forests to now emit more carbon than they capture, countering their role as a net carbon "sink."
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