Doubling of annual forest carbon loss over the tropics during the early twenty-first century

@article{Feng2022DoublingOA,
  title={Doubling of annual forest carbon loss over the tropics during the early twenty-first century},
  author={Yu Feng and Zhenzhong Zeng and Timothy D. Searchinger and Alan D. Ziegler and Jie Wu and Dashan Wang and Xinyue He and Paul R. Elsen and Philippe Ciais and Rongrong Xu and Zhilin Guo and Liqing Peng and Yiheng Tao and Dominick V. Spracklen and Joseph Holden and Xiaoping Liu and Y. Zheng and Peng Xu and Ji Chen and Xin Jiang and Xiao-Peng Song and Venkat Lakshmi and Eric F. Wood and Chunmiao Zheng},
  journal={Nature Sustainability},
  year={2022},
  volume={5},
  pages={444 - 451}
}
Previous estimates of tropical forest carbon loss in the twenty-first century using satellite data typically focus on its magnitude, whereas regional loss trajectories and associated drivers are rarely reported. Here we used different high-resolution satellite datasets to show a doubling of gross tropical forest carbon loss worldwide from 0.97 ± 0.16 PgC yr−1 in 2001–2005 to 1.99 ± 0.13 PgC yr−1 in 2015–2019. This increase in carbon loss from forest conversion is higher than in bookkeeping… 
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