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In 2010, California had 10.2Mha of natural forest, extending over 26% of its land area. In 2020, it lost 318kha of natural forest, equivalent to 158Mt of CO₂ of emissions.
Explore interactive charts and maps that summarize the role forests play in climate change in 5, California, United States. Forest carbon statistics – including how forests store, emit and sequester (remove) carbon – can be customized, easily shared and downloaded for offline use.