Tropical rainforests as carbon sinks © Siemens Stiftung 2020 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Tropical rainforests as carbon sinks

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Table:
Overview of the amounts of carbon stored in the biomass and the forests of our Earth.

English, German
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2021-06-25
The values in the table clearly show that no terrestrial ecosystem stores more carbon than the remaining wood of existing forests (82 percent of all carbon).

Information and ideas:
Based on these data, the class can investigate the two climate-control functions of forests: In addition to their property as a giant carbon sink, the large forest areas also function as giant air-conditioners.
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Biology; Geography
Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school
Biomass; Ecosystem; Habitat; Rainforest; Tree (plant)
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