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Why tackling deforestation is so important for slowing climate change

Dudarev Mikhail/Shutterstock Tom Pugh, Lund University Humanity injects an almost incomprehensible 42 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO₂) into the atmosphere every year. The majority of this comes from burning fossil fuels, but a substantial portion, about 16%, arises from how we use the land. Most of these land-use emissions are caused by deforestation, particularly in the tropics. In order …

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