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Key role of forests 'may be lost'

Date : 18th April 2009, Source : BBC Link to News Story



Forests' role as massive carbon sinks is "at risk of being lost entirely", top forestry scientists have warned. The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) says forests are under increasing degrees of stress as a result of climate change. Forests could release vast amounts of carbon if temperatures rise 2.5C (4.5F) above pre-industrial levels, it adds. The findings will be presented at the UN Forum on Forests, which begins on Monday in New York.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8004517.stm





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