A Cheap, Natural Way of Cutting Greenhouse Gas

Posted on July 26, 2008 

A Cheap, Natural Way of Cutting Greenhouse Gas

Keeping tropical forests from being cut down isn’t cheap, but it’s affordable — and it might be humanity’s best short-term climate change solution.

In a paper published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of economists and ecologists calculated a price of keeping CO2-gobbling tropical forests intact.

That’s only the first step in conserving them, but it’s an important one.

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