Climate Change Solution? Plant a Tree


There are a lot of dire predictions in the news these days about climate change and even those whose predictions are the most dire admit they have few answers.

New researchpresentedat this year’s American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Washington, D.C., argues that planting additional trees is one of the most effective ways to reduce greenhouse gases. Not part of the report is anything about preservation of existing trees. Larger, mature, and historic trees sequester exponentially more carbon and actually grow at an exponentially greater rate than younger trees.

There is enough room in the world’s existing parks, forests, and abandoned land to plant 1.2 trillion additional trees which would have the CO2 storage capacity to cancel out a decade of carbon dioxide emissions, according to anew analysisby ecologist Thomas Crowther and colleagues at ETH Zurich, a Swiss university.Read more here>>>

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