Hungry insects may halve forest carbon sink capacity

3 March 2015

Munching insects may halve the anticipated increase in forest land's ability to act as a carbon sink.

Carbon dioxide stimulates tree growth, so forests are expected to get a boost as atmospheric concentrations of the gas increase in the coming decades. Their ramped up rate of photosynthesis should in turn use up more carbon dioxide, leading to a convenient natural carbon sink.

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