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|The role of forests in climate change|
|* * Forest represents
over half the species of life on earth that help slow down global warming,
sources of wood products that help regulate rainfall and are essential sources
of water and food for people.
* * Forests are cleared for agriculture or pasture and inadequately exploited. Deforestation is a major problem for species that are endangered.
|Exploitation of forests in a sustainable way|
* * A method by which
we can reduce the loss of harvest is to expand forest areas. Forests and
the use of the soil are able to reduce carbon emissions equivalent to
10-20% of forecasted emissions of fossil fuels by 2050.
|Preserve the integrity of mature forests in the operation of timber or biomass|
* Because young trees grow quickly, they tend to retain more carbon. Strict
rules are essential for these forests to ensure that voluntary actions will
not delay to appear. Every year are lost 20 million of forested surface
equal to that of Great Britain. Deforestation is distinct and differs in
each region of the world, but complete disappearance will be held until
the end of this century.
* * The most deforested regions are: the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa. China has made a step forward and started planting saplings in different regions such as forest Mekong Delta. Global warming and climate change involves a reforestation program, even if only partially solve the problem
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