load_file(“/includes-n/article_top.html”);load_file(“/includes-n/float_share.html”);CHINA / SOCIETYEffects of Chinas forests in mitigating CO2 emissions underestimatedByZhang HuiGlobal Times reporter covering international relations, politics, public health and science.Zhang HuiPublished: Oct 29, 2020 11:02 PMload_file(“/includes-n/article_share.html”);Photo: Courtesy of Chinese Academy of Sciences  An international team led by Chinese scientists found that the effects of Chinas forests in mitigating carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have been seriously underestimated in previous studies.From 2010 to 2016, Chinas terrestrial ecosystems absorbed about 1.11 billion tons of CO2 annually, more than was indicated by previous studies, according to a paper published in the journal of Nature on Wednesday. Liu Yi, author of the paper and professor with the Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, told the Global Times on Thursday that China is currently one of the worlds major emitters of CO2, but Chinas forest resources have been growing continuously for the past 30 years. The research team managed to set up six more CO2 monitoring stations on the ground across China and combined the monitoring from satellites and global remote sensing data for ecosystems to get the result. Previously, the CO2 monitoring stations on the ground over China were few and far between, resulting in CO2 flux estimates with large uncertainties, according to Liu.”While our results still have large uncertainties, its clear that Chinas forest ecosystem has a huge carbon sequestration effect,” said one of the papers authors, Paul Palmer from the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh in the UK, according to a press release from the research team. China aims to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.In the future, the team will further enhance observation capabilities of satellites to provide scientific and technological support for Chinas goal of carbon neutrality, Liu said.load_file(“/includes-n/article_share.html”);RELATED ARTICLES Chinas CO2 emission could plateau by 2025 with reinforced policies: reportChinas CO2 emissions could plateau by 2025 before beginning to decline around 2030 with reinforced management policies in …load_file(“/includes-n/article_most_view.html”);var wxs = (function() {return navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf(micromessenger) !== -1})();if (!wxs) {/* * * CONFIGURATION VARIABLES: EDIT BEFORE PASTING INTO YOUR WEBPAGE * * */var disqus_shortname = globaltimes; // required: replace example with your forum shortnamevar disqus_identifier = 1205127;/* * * DONT EDIT BELOW THIS LINE * * */(function () {var dsq = document.createElement(script); dsq.type = text/javascript; dsq.async = true;dsq.src = https:// + disqus_shortname + .disqus.com/embed.js;(document.getElementsByTagName(head)[0] || document.getElementsByTagName(body)[0]).appendChild(dsq);})();}Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.blog comments powered by Disqusload_file(“/includes-n/footer.html”);load_file(“/includes-n/addthis.html”);

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