Previous evaluations on how much the world’s lost tropical forests emit carbon emissions have been under-reported, as it never took into account the longer-term effects of tree ruin.

The carbon impact from forests that were destroyed or degraded from 2000 to 2013 was re-evaluated in an international study, adding up to 121 million acres, roughly the size of Thailand. Those ‘intact forests’ that were destroyed release six times the amount of carbon than previously estimated when additional foreseen emissions are included.


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