Deforestation and Global Warming
Posted on May 14, 2007 Comments (3)
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.