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In 2010, United States had 252Mha of natural forest, extending over 29% of its land area. In 2021, it lost 1.71Mha of natural forest, equivalent to 768Mt of CO₂ emissions.
Explore interactive charts and maps that summarize the role forests play in climate change in United States. Forest carbon statistics – including how forests store, emit and sequester (remove) carbon – can be customized, easily shared and downloaded for offline use.