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Ever Green: Saving Big Forests to Save the Planet

Ever Green: Saving Big Forests to Save the Planet

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Five stunningly large forests remain on Earth: the Taiga, extending from the Pacific Ocean across all of Russia and far-northern Europe; the North American boreal, ranging from Alaska's Bering seacoast to Canada's Atlantic shore; the Amazon, covering almost the entirety of South America's bulge; the Congo, occupying parts of six nations in Africa's wet equatorial middle; and the island forest of New Guinea, twice the size of California.

These megaforests are vital to preserving global biodiversity, thousands of cultures, and a stable climate, as economist John W. Reid and celebrated biologist Thomas E. Lovejoy argue convincingly in Ever Green. Megaforests serve an essential role in decarbonizing the atmosphere--the boreal alone holds 1.8 trillion metric tons of carbon in its deep soils and peat layers, 190 years' worth of global emissions at 2019 levels--and saving them is the most immediate and affordable large-scale solution to our planet's most formidable ongoing crisis.

Reid and Lovejoy offer practical solutions to address the biggest challenges these forests face, from vastly expanding protected areas, to supporting Indigenous forest stewards, to planning smarter road networks. In gorgeous prose that evokes the majesty of these ancient forests along with the people and animals who inhabit them, Reid and Lovejoy take us on an exhilarating global journey.

Author: John W. Reid, Thomas E. Lovejoy
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 03/29/2022
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.22lbs
Size: 9.35h x 6.29w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9781324006039

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 11/29/2021
Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2022
Library Journal 02/01/2022 pg. 89
Booklist 03/01/2022 pg. 15
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