The Australian National University writes in SciTechDaily on a new report on carbon emissions.
- The report found that decaying trees worldwide release 10.9 gigatons of carbon every year, which is roughly equivalent to 115% of total annual fossil fuel emissions.
- The scientists found that the primary drivers of tree decay were temperature increases and insects and other invasive species.
- The report also found that tropical regions contributed the most CO2 from deadwood trees.
- This report highlights the importance of forest management and nature-based solutions in addressing climate change.
Read the full article here.