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Cleaning the atmosphere of carbon: African forests out of balance
Date:2/19/2009

and the HSBC Climate Partnership, advises that this newfound sink shouldn't be taken for granted, or presumed to continue indefinitely. "While we still can't explain exactly what is behind this carbon sink, one thing we know for sure is that it can't be a sink forever. Trees and forests just can't keep getting bigger. Tropical forests are buying us a bit more time right now, but we can't count on them to continue to offset our carbon emissions in the future."


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Contact: Beth King
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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
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