“The best thing for the climate and biodiversity is to leave forests standing—and biomass energy does the opposite.”
More monitoring, preservation, and reforestation globally is necessary to maintain forested land and prevent major biodiversity loss.
“Our work adds to the small body of results from laboratories-in-the-forest that are essential to guide climate policy.”
Unsustainable logging by the forest products industry is driving massive carbon emissions.
In many places, preserving and restoring mangrove forests can be an extremely economically effective strategy for protecting coasts from tropical storm damage.
"The central point of this study is to show the need of acquiring an integral vision of the region to fight the destruction that has been taking place.”
"...our message as scientists is simple: Our planet's future climate is inextricably tied to the future of its forests."
Ajit Maneshwar Naik, a 57-year-old environmental activist who fought against the construction of new dams on the Kali River in the state of Karnataka in India, was killed last month.
The data show that forests aren't just correlated with improvements in people's diets. We show that forests cause these improvements."