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A view from the canopy at Gunung Mulu's heath forest, dominated by Shorea albida. Sarawak, Borneo. Credit: Dr Lindsay F. Banin
May 22, 2020

Tropical forests face an uncertain future under climate change, but new research published in Science suggests they can continue to store large amounts of carbon in a warmer world, if countries limit greenhouse gas emissions. The world's tropical forests store a quarter-century worth of fossil fuel emissions in their trees alone. There are fears that global heating can reduce this store if tree growth reduces or tree death increases, accelerating climate change.

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