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Correct, a mature rain forest stores carbon in a living system but adds or detracts little from the athmosphere. If destroyed, the carbon stored is released.

A dusty memory of an old figure says that about 25% of the carbon attition to the athmosphere is (was) the result of decreasing rainforest.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sat Feb 5th, 2011 at 05:52:29 PM EST
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