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Old 01-22-2020, 06:44 AM   #8221 (permalink)
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The U.S.A. to join one trillion tree initiative to combat rising CO2 levels.

Planting 1.2 trillion trees could neutralize CO2 emissions, says ecologist

At the conference, Crowther declared that there is enough room to plant another 1.2 trillion trees on Earth. He claimed that if humans take advantage of that space and actually plant 1.2 trillion trees, we could cancel out the last 10 years of CO2 emissions. Basically, he is proposing a reforestation of planet Earth.

“There’s 400 gigatons now, in the 3 trillion trees, and if you were to scale that up by another trillion trees that’s in the order of hundreds of gigatons captured from the atmosphere – at least 10 years of anthropogenic emissions completely wiped out,” Crowther said, as The Independent reported. He also claimed that trees are “our most powerful weapon in the fight against climate change,” adding that if we really planted 1.2 trillion trees, it would have an even bigger impact on the environment than things like switching to clean energy and vegetarian diets,


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