the brilliance of more CO2 …

Eleven times more growth in new forests! Surprisingly, a BBC report:

Rainforest regrowth boosts carbon capture, study shows

By Mark Kinver, Environmental reporter

 

Newly grown rainforests can absorb 11 times as much carbon from the atmosphere as old-growth forests, a study has shown.

The researchers have produced a map showing regions in Latin America where regrowing rainforests would deliver the greatest benefits.

However, they added that old-growth forests still needed to be protected as they locked away vast amount of carbon.

Details of the study have been published in the journal Nature.

The international team of scientists compiled data from almost 1,500 plots at 45 sites across the Neotropics, which covers southern and central America, allowing them to produce map highlighting the carbon sequestration potential of areas across the Neotropics. […]

I say use the Old Growth for the benefit of Indigenous people and replace with new forests. That will be a win for everyone. Great for livestock too.DSC00002

Read the whole article.

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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One Response to the brilliance of more CO2 …

  1. Paul says:

    Microsoft’s “Smartscreen” system has just queried me re your site. Obviously you’re not toeing the rabid Left line they prefer.

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