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Tropical Forests Are Absorbing Less Carbon03:47


This week's issue of the journal Nature reports that a key bulwark against runaway climate change is breaking down. The study finds that tropical forests are losing their ability to absorb carbon dioxide.

As Daniel Grossman (@GrossmanMedia) reports, scientists say that could speed up the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Grossman's reporting was supported by the Pulitzer Center.

This segment aired on March 5, 2020.

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