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Tropical deforestation produces more global warming pollution than every car, truck, plane, ship, and train on earth. It’s the largest source of heat-trapping emissions in some developing countries, and it accounts for about 15 percent of the world’s heat-trapping emissions.

Reducing deforestation is a practical, cost-effective way to help avert global warming—and it also makes important contributions to saving biodiversity and supporting sustainable development.

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Date Of Record Release 2011-03-17 18:57:37
Description Tropical deforestation produces more global warming pollution than every car, truck, plane, ship, and train on earth. It’s the largest source of heat-trapping emissions in some developing countries, and it accounts for about 15 percent of the world’s heat-trapping emissions.

Reducing deforestation is a practical, cost-effective way to help avert global warming—and it also makes important contributions to saving biodiversity and supporting sustainable development.
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Source Union of Concerned Scientists
Keyword Global warming, Food supply, Water supply, Health, National security, Human needs, Economic well-being, Heat-trapping emissions, Forests, Deforestation, Tropical
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Date Of Record Creation 2011-03-17 18:45:23
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Date Last Modified 2011-03-17 19:47:44
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2011-03-17 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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