The global loss of tree cover has continued even as more corporations and countries make commitments to preserve tropical forests.
The world’s forests continue to disappear at an alarming rate, threatening a resource that scientists say is a crucial “natural solution” for controlling climate change on an urgently short timescale.
Last year, the planet saw its fourth-highest level of tropical tree loss since the early 2000s—about 30 million acres, according to a new analysis published Thursday.
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Original Title: Alarming Rate of Forest Loss Threatens a Crucial Climate Solution
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