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Bad feedback loop: climate change diminishing Canadian forest's carbon sink

Date : 30th January 2012, Source : Mongabay



Climate change, in the form of rising temperatures and less precipitation, is shrinking the carbon sink of western Canada's forest, according to a new study released today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Tree mortality and a general loss of biomass has cut the carbon storage capacity of Canada's boreal forests by around 7.28 million tons of carbon annually, equal to nearly 4 percent of Canada's total yearly carbon emissions.

http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0130-hance_canada_carbonsink.html





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