Save rainforests or they will worsen climate change, warns ex-WWF chief

A top conservationist has called on world leaders and environmentalists to urgently renew their focus on the state of tropical rainforests, arguing that the issue has dropped off the political agenda even though the world is “not far away from a dangerous tipping point”.

Claude Martin, the author of a report on the precarious health of tropical forests and a former head of the WWF, said the world ignored the plight of forests at its peril, calling them “vital to the future of humanity” and stressing that governments needed “a wake-up call”.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/21/save-rainforests-or-they-will-worsen-climate-change-warns-ex-wwf-chief

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