Deforestation and Global Warming

Posted on May 14, 2007  Comments (3)

Deforestation: The hidden cause of global warming:

In the next 24 hours, deforestation will release as much CO2 into the atmosphere as 8 million people flying from London to New York. Stopping the loggers is the fastest and cheapest solution to climate change.

Tropical Deforestation, Climate Impacts (NASA by Rebecca Lindsey):

Undisturbed tropical forests may be nearly neutral with respect to carbon, but deforestation and degradation are currently a source of carbon to the atmosphere and have the potential to turn the tropics into an even greater source in coming decades.

Related: Deforestation (from the National Geographic)Deforestation (Greenpeace)Deforestation and the Greenhouse EffectWhat’s Up With the Weather?The Choice: Doomsday or Arbor Day

3 Responses to “Deforestation and Global Warming”

  1. Johan
    May 15th, 2007 @ 2:11 am

    They make it sound like stopping deforestation will stop global warming. That’s simply not true. Although deforestation is one among many significant contributors, we need to decrease CO2 emissions in many places not just one. And we might even need to artifically cool the atmosphere, stopping emissions will probably not be enough.

  2. Deforestation and the Greenhouse Effect | My Greenpeace Buddies
    December 6th, 2007 @ 5:33 am

    [...] How come such a simple thing as the relation between deforestation to the climate changes hasn’t resulted in changes in the deforestation patterns? [...]

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    October 11th, 2008 @ 8:34 pm

    the insect threatens one of the world’s largest forest systems: Canada’s boreal forest, a 600-mile-wide band of pine woodlands that stretches from the Yukon in Alaska all the way to Newfoundland on the East Coast…

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