- Tue Sep 05, 2023 8:42 pm
Excellent question, Mike!
I understand how (E) could be attractive. After all, the passage does appear to call into question the extent to which tropical rain forests are net consumers of carbon dioxide.
The one missing element is the "other vegetation." The second paragraph only addresses the effects of living and dead trees. The "foliage" is that of the trees. There is no reference, either explicit or implicit, to other types of vegetation.