23-216 Bezos Earth Fund: Big tree canopy

Steve Paton
July 6, 2023
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Looking up the trunk of a large tree toward the canopy
Steve Paton

One of the largest trees on Barro Colorado Island in Panama. Tropical forests pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere where it causes global warming and store it as wood. But the amount of carbon stored varies depending on tree species, age, climate conditions and other factors. Verifiable estimates of carbon stored in forests are necessary to calculate carbon credits.

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