How 2˚C of warming will push most tropical rainforests above their ‘heat threshold’

Trees remove carbon from the atmosphere when they are living, but release large quantities when they die. Image: Photo by Casey Horner on Unsplash

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Measuring trees in Ndoubale-Ndoki National Park, Congo. Image: Aida Cuni Sanchez, Author provided
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Above 32˚C, carbon stocks diminish – fast. Image: Science
The researchers behind the new study made more than 2 million tree measurements.
The researchers behind the new study made more than 2 million tree measurements. Image: Aida Cuni Sanchez, Author provided
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