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CARBON BUDGET OF UNITED STATES FORESTS

Q: What is the outlook for carbon sequestration in U.S. forests in the future?

A: The trend in carbon flux by region and the U.S. over time is illustrated in the figures. The numbers from 1960-1990 are estimates based on forest inventory data; the numbers from 2000-2030 are projections from a business-as-usual scenario.

(insert figures here from Figure 4.4--Birdsey and Heath)