Not Seeing the Forest, Only the New Trees

May 2008
Environmental Forum;May/Jun2008, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p26
The article explains one effective means of saving the earth from global warming. The author suggests saving the forest rather than considering on spending more money in crafting new technology to trap or block the carbon dioxide. He cites the fact that deforestation accounts for 18 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions. Therefore, forests and reforestation must be of primary concern when creating an effective program for environmental protection, unlike the United Nation's Kyoto Protocol that only allows credit payments for newly-planted forests. Another implication of the Protocol, accordingly, is that farmers gain more money in growing trees anew than if they spared the original forest.


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