Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Climate change impact on forests and rainforests - Facts

Forests, especially rainforests play vital role in decreasing the impact of climate change because they absorb large quantities of CO2 from the atmosphere. This is the reason why forests are sometimes called as "the nature's answer to global warming".

With the increased temperatures that are expected in years to come there will be also an increased chance of wildfires and they are very likely to become more frequent and powerful enough to destroy many of forests on our planet.

Old tropical rainforests that are absorbing the most of carbon emission are disappearing very fast because of high rates of deforestation.

Current rates of deforestation in many parts of the world are horrific and with less forests remaining less CO2 can be absorbed from the atmosphere.

Old ancient rainforests absorb most of CO2, and they should be preserved at any cost if we want to avoid the worst of climate change. Rainforests are also home to many unique species, and areas with he richest biodiversity in the world so if we destroy them many animal species will go extinct.

Old ancient rainforests absorb large quantities of CO2 from the atmosphere which prevents further temperature increase.

The world's largest rainforest is Amazon rainforest. Deforestation of Amazon rainforest contributes to three quarters of total Brazil's greenhouse gas emissions.

Forest funding is one of the best options to stop deforestation in developing countries and should be used much more if we want to preserve our forests and rainforests.

Deforestation on global level is responsible for about one fifth of total world's greenhouse emissions. The more forest we lose the more CO2 remains in the atmosphere.

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