Are forests CO2 sinks? It's complicated!…

My take: A forest is not obviously a carbon sink unless you grow trees, cut them down and then bury them in a similar manner that we do end-of-life disposal of radioactive materials.…

@clacke young or regenerating forests tend to absorb carbon, while mature forests cycle it. But their overall capacity to sink and hold carbon also depends on whether we're talking about wild forests or plantation forests. Wild forests can sink a lot more total carbon than plantations because they include more ; more species filling niches in more ecosystem layers (including soil layers). co-founder 's take on forests:


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