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Forests store large amounts of carbon that would otherwise contribute to climate change. They store nearly 300 billion tons of carbon in their living parts (biomass)—roughly 30 times the annual amount of emissions created by burning fossil fuels.
Global Justice Ecology Project teams up with the Sojourner Truth show on KPFK radio for a weekly Earth Minute and Earth Watch interview.
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Note: These findings directly contradict the logic of biodiversity and forest carbon offsetting proponents, who claim that clearcutting ancient forests can be environmentally justified so long as plantations of fast-growing trees (soon to be genetically engineered if industry gets its way) are established somewhere else.