This measures Carbon in trunks. Trees also sequester Carbon in the root system, and long term trees store more Carbon externally as they build up soil. Humans have reduced the amount of soil over 50%. Everywhere the soil is extracted for food crops and forest harvesting, the soil thins and the bio-diversity shrinks to a fraction of a healthy forest. Even a road passing ten miles away is enough to reduce bio-diversity 50%.
On a global scale, humans have ERASED half of the forests – 3 TRILLION trees – and a lot of those areas are now barren, lifeless soil, desert sands without even the mineral elements to re-forest – and yet, growing those forests back is essential to support even a couple of billion humans. Since 75% of humans are now fed on unsustainable chemical fertilizer, 2 billion is the best we can hope for. Even that is jeapardized each day we continue mining and burning.
Primeval forest is VERY IMPORTANT with regards to healthy ecosystems and biodiversity, which all help toward keeping climate change at bay.
“Biomass greater at the forest edge” – maybe simply easier to see and record imo.
Large areas of clearfell in primeval forests is not a good thing whatsoever.
So, now that trees have been deemed unimportant to the Earth’s ecosystem, let’s get rid of them. They’re an impediment to cattle ranching and shopping malls.
Trees – just like other plants – love carbon dioxide, which isn’t a pollutant at all (contrary to what the climate change alarmist crowd likes to say).
It’s a pollutant if there’s too much of it and it causes harm to humans and the planet.
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