Want to save the planet? Chop down more trees

Or, or least, that’s the conclusion of a study by the Swedish forestry industry, and it’s not as crackpot as it sounds

01 June 2021 - 19:57 By Jesper Starn

Sweden’s forestry industry has defended itself against critics who say trees should be left in the forest to bind carbon and help fight climate- change.

At the heart of the conflict is the EU’s need to regulate sustainable activities across the bloc, where forest-based carbon sinks are on average declining in net terms. That has prompted concerns that forestry accumulates a so-called carbon debt because trees take several decades to grow back...

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