Forests cannot absorb CO2 emissions
Mini Research 2.2


The world's dwindling forests cannot be relied upon to absorb the industrialized world's carbon dioxide emissions.

Environment ministers and experts from around the world will be meeting in Buenos Aries. There they will try to map a course for industrialized countries as they try to rein in emissions of greenhouse gases in line with the Kyoto treaty, signed last year. A new report tells people that one third of the world's forests are at dying risk because of climate changes. This new report tells people that the industrialized countries should cut on CO2 usage and emissions. The report listed that twenty forest regions on five continents are at risk from slow climate changes of the planet. These slow climate changes are caused mostly because of CO2 emissions. Experts now are trying to find new ways to cut back on CO2 emissions and not relying that much on forests around the world. A climate change not only threatens to destroy forests, but as these forests die back they will trigger the release of vast quantities of carbon dioxide stored in vegetation and forest soils. This will add further to the climate change problem. Experts hope that this new way to cut back on these CO2 emissions will not be costly and time consuming.

Dry air is made up of about 78 percent nitrogen and 21 percent oxygen. For living things, the two most important gases are oxygen and carbon dioxide. All plants and animals in respiration use oxygen. Respiration is the process by which food is changed to energy. Photosynthesis is the process by which plants make sugar and starches. Thus nature restores oxygen and carbon dioxide to the air about as fast as they are used up.

There should be money invested in to this because it will help the environment and it will make forests last longer. All industries should invent into this to make the forests last longer and to make the environment safe of pollutants!