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Deforested parts of Amazon ’emitting more CO2 than they absorb’

Deforested parts of Amazon ’emitting more CO2 than they absorb’

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  1. Wait, you’re telling me that by removing trees the forest stops doing what forests do?

    Holy shit, mind blown. Next you’ll tell me cutting off a mans legs makes him crawl more then walk.

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51464694) reduced by 89%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Up to one fifth of the Amazon rainforest is emitting more CO2 than it absorbs, new research suggests.

    > Results from a decade-long study of greenhouse gasses over the Amazon basin appear to show around 20% of the total area has become a net source of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

    > What they found was startling: while most of the rainforest still retains its ability to absorb large quantities of carbon dioxide – especially in wetter years – one portion of the forest, which is especially heavily deforested, appears to have lost that capacity.

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  3. A prophecy comes to mind. I think it was coined by the great Cree nation when facing the greed of white Europeans.
    When the Last Tree Is Cut Down, the Last Fish Eaten, and the Last Stream Poisoned, You Will Realize That You Cannot Eat Money.
    We should be asking who’s using this previous wood. Are your garden furniture made from deforested Amazon trees.

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