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Forests and Climate Change

Climate change presents one of the greatest long-term challenges facing the world today. Over the past 150 years, the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide has increased significantly and now exceeds 400 parts per million. This is as a direct result of human activities, mainly through the use of fossil fuels and changing land use. There is mounting evidence that climate change could create impacts on our environment that may be substantial, abrupt and irreversible.

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Last updated: 20th December 2018

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