21 Jun '12, 6pm

Deforestation accounts for 10 percent of global carbon emissions, argues new study

Deforestation accounts for 10 percent of global carbon emissions, argues new study

Gross annual carbon emissions resulting from gross forest cover loss, peat drainage and burning between 2000 and 2005 compared to recently published estimates by Pan et al. (2011) and Baccini et al. (2012) for an overlapping time period (2000-2007 and 2000-2010, respectively). Error bars represent 90% prediction intervals around median deforestation emission estimates. The estimates from Pan et al. and Baccini et al. do not include peat emissions. Caption courtesy of Harris et al (2012). Image adapted from the paper. Click image to enlarge.

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