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Can we learn to leave our wild forests alone?

Friday 27 Jan 17 9:00am

A forest in Laos, one of four countries in danger of losing all of their natural wild woodland within 20 years | Jakob Erde


By TIM RADFORD | Here is how to turn a forest into a carbon-consuming machine that will help to contain global warming. Leave it alone. Let it grow. Do not log it.

It will sequester only so much carbon, but there are sure to be other benefits, according to some fresh thinking by a distinguished plant ecologist.

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