Wildfires And ‘Biomass Burning’ Bigger Climate Change Threats Than Previously Thought

Business Times: Nearly one-fifth of the carbon dioxide emissions caused by humans can be traced back to wildfires, slash-and-burn agriculture and the burning of wood waste to produce power, a Stanford University report found. While “biomass burning” has long been considered a culprit of climate change, the new research is the first to comprehensively quantify that threat -- and the number suggests the risks may be higher than previously thought. About 18 percent of all human-made carbon dioxide emissions -- or......

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