Recognizing Forests' Role in Climate Change

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