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Carbon Map

Green areas have the highest uptake of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere; red have the least. Schimel’s team found that tropical forests were responsible for about 60% of global uptake and worldwide forests accounted for about a third of fossil fuel emissions. Credit@DavidSchimel

Green areas have the highest uptake of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere; red have the least. Schimel’s team found that tropical forests were responsible for about 60% of global uptake and worldwide forests accounted for about a third of fossil fuel emissions. Credit@DavidSchimel

Green areas have the highest uptake of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere; red have the least. Schimel’s team found that tropical forests were responsible for about 60% of global uptake and worldwide forests accounted for about a third of fossil fuel emissions. Credit@DavidSchimel