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Seeing the wood - editorial

Date : 15th October 2008, Source : The Guardian (UK)



Consider two propositions. First, avoiding climate catastrophe could require cuts in carbon emissions of as much as 80%. Second, deforestation accounts for 17% of the total. The upshot is obvious. Unless we somehow safeguard the forests, the carbon savings needed elsewhere could entail virtually shutting down the fossil fuel economy. Yesterday a government-commissioned review by the businessman Johan Eliasch spelled out this steely logic. It made an overpowering financial case for investing in the world's arboreal lungs.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/oct/15/climate-change-deforestation





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