European forests have been carbon sinks for years — absorbing CO2 and providing a defense against global warming.
But a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change warns that these forests, which absorb about 10% of Europe’s emissions, are near their carbon saturation point, meaning they will no longer be able to absorb carbon at the same rate.
The amount of carbon stored by these forests began to slow down in 2005, according to the report.
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