Earth Report : Earth Report - Burning Bush
Forest fires in Indonesia have layed waste to great swathes of peat swamp forest and started underground fires.
Earth Report travels to Indonesia where recent fires have been laying waste to vast areas of peat swamp forest. The world's tropical forests store 25 percent of all terrestrial carbon and absorb 15 percent of our annual CO2 emissions. But when those forests are cleared, the tables are turned, and forests emit CO2 rather than storing it. Scientists estimate that deforestation contributes up to 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.
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