Climate Emergency Film Club – Forests
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Watch the panel discussion on the Forests segment of the film Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops.
Beverly Law, PhD (Professor Emeritus, College of Forestry, Oregon State University).
Daniel Wolk, MD
The world’s forests are responsible for removing a quarter of all human carbon emissions from the atmosphere and are essential for cooling the planet. But that fraction is shrinking as the three major forests of the world—tropical, boreal, and temperate—succumb to the effects of climate feedback loops. The resulting tree dieback threatens to tip forests from net carbon absorbers to net carbon emitters, heating rather than cooling the planet.