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Climate change: Are forests carbon sinks or carbon sources?

Forests, friend or foe? Image: REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Nancy Harris

Research Manager, Global Forest Watch, World Resources Institute

David Gibbs

GIS Research Associate, World Resources Institute


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Forests are capable of both producing and absorbing carbon. Image: World Resources Institute
Different forests absorb and emit different amounts. Image: World Resources Institute
The Amazon rainforest absorbs lot carbon. Image: World Resources Institute
Forest harvesting is big contributour to emissions. Image: World Resources Institute

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