Recognizing Forests' Role in Climate Change
http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/solutions/stop-deforestation/deforestation-global-warming-carbon-emissions.html


This article explains the importance of forests in the carbon cycle and why they must be preserved. Topics include carbon sequestration in forests and strategies for forest-based mitigation of global warming. It further states that measures to protect, restore, and sustainably manage forests can offer significant climate change mitigation potential and that forest-based measures can be an effective complement to abatement options for fossil fuel emissions.

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Subject: Biology
Grade Level: General Public
Climate Literacy Principles: Life and Climate Are Linked, Complex Interactions:Greenhouse Gases, Carbon Cycle, Sun Drives Earth System:Energy Balance, Complex Interactions:Water Cycle
Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources, Biosphere