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Climate researchers: More green space, less biofuel

John M. DeCicco, a research professor at the University of Michigan Energy Institute, and William H. Schlesinger, president emeritus of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, want to see more conservation of the planet’s natural resources. In an article in UPI, he says:

“Current policies advancing bioenergy contribute to the pressure to convert natural land into harvested forest or cropland,” DeCicco¬†said in a news release. “But high quality land is a limited resource. For reducing atmospheric CO2, the most efficient use of ecologically productive land is to leave it alone, or reforest it. Let it act as a natural, long-term carbon sink.”