23 Jul '11, 6am

Reducing Tropical Deforestation is Feasible,Affordable and Essential to Avoid Dangerous Global Warming,Top Experts Say:

Reducing Tropical Deforestation is Feasible, Affordable, and Essential to Avoid Dangerous Global Warming, Top Experts Say Top forest researchers have published an article in Science that shows how reductions in tropical deforestation could lower heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere to relatively safe levels. CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (May 10, 2007) – Slowing tropical deforestation is one of the most important ways to avert severe climate change, according to a new study published today in the journal Science. An international team of 11 top forest and climate researchers found that cutting deforestation rates in half by mid-century would amount to 12 percent of the emissions reductions needed to keep concentrations of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere at relatively safe levels. "Slowing tropical deforestation won't, by itself, solve the climate problem," said Peter Frumhoff, c...

Full article: http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/reducing-tropica...

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