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A tropical forests and climate policy study in the journal Science highlights the importance of slowing deforestation in tropical countries in the global effort to avert dangerous climate change.

Gullison RE, Frumhoff PC, Canadell JG, Field CB, Nepstad DC, Hayhoe K, Avissar R, Curran LM, Friedlingstein, Jones CD, Nobre C (2007) Tropical forests and climate change. Science 316: 985-986.

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Photos of Deforestation (available free if credited as specified)
Boehm Kalimantan 1
Boehm Kalimantan 1 (355 kb)
Page Kalimantan 2
Page Kalimantan 2 (523 kb)
Sorensen Sumatra 2
Sorensen Sumatra 2 (533 kb)
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Sorensen Sumatra 1 (300 kb)
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Selected Press Reports
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Reducing tropical deforestation will help fight global warming

Science Alert Confirmed: deforestation causes climate change
World Bank Reducing tropical deforestation by 50 percent over the next century would help prevent 500 billion tons of carbon from going into the atmosphere every year, researchers said
NewsWise Reducing Tropical Deforestation Feasible, Affordable and Essential to Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change
Cosmos Curbing deforestation offers big global warming gains
Science Daily Confirmed: Deforestation Plays Critical Climate Change Role
ABC podcast (AU) Pressure to reduce tropical deforestation
The Independent Deforestation: The hidden cause of global warming