Getting the whole job done: Safeguarding natural resources, storing carbon

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Protecting our natural resources from the impacts of climate change will help ensure our forests, wetlands, and other natural lands remain resilient in a warming world. Safeguarding natural resources through conservation, restoration, and careful management will create jobs and help maintain the ability of our forests and other natural areas to absorb and store hundreds of millions of tons of carbon dioxide, a chief greenhouse gas. Investing in natural resource adaptation is a one-two-punch against climate change:

  1. protecting America's natural systems from climate-driven damage, and
  2. securing and, in some cases, enhancing the ability of these lands to slow climate change by capturing and storing carbon dioxide.

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