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John Voelcker Jan 3, 2018 Follow John Add to circle Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol Enlarge Photo In discussions of climate change, much of the focus has been on the combustion of fossil fuels: coal, oil and its gasoline and diesel-fuel derivatives, and natural gas. Collectively, the trillions of tons of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by man since the start of the industrial revolution around 1750 have contributed to a massive rise in airborne concentrations of that gas. But that's only half the story, as scientists have long known. CHECK OUT: Climate change all manmade, say actual scientists: awkward for Trump science deniers A recent study now estimates a far higher impact from deforestation and other human activities than previously estimated. Published late last year in the science journal Nature , the study was ...

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