24 Mar '15, 7am

The trees can't take any more.

A new study from European scientists reveals that European forests are showing signs of reaching a saturation point , and that since 2005, the amount of atmospheric CO2 absorbed by the continent’s trees has been slowing. The paper, which was published in Nature Climate Change , has put the disturbing results down to a declining number of trees and an increase in the number of nature disturbances. While carbon sinks, such as the continent’s forests, have long countered the rise in global CO2 emissions , it is believed that many of Europe’s forests are reaching an age where both their growth and ability to absorb carbon slows down.

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