Monday, August 05, 2019

plant a billion trees

As the world is slowly waking up to the fact that the climate crisis is real, a popular response is to plant some trees - after all they do CO2 removal for a living. Recent research has looked into the scale of reforestation physically possible and its impact on the climate. The good news is that it can have a significant effect - but not if people plant monocultures of unsuitable trees for commercial purposes.

My feature about the dos and donts of reforestation is out now:

How to bring back our planet’s forests

Current Biology Volume 29, issue 15, pages R715-R718, August 5, 2019

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Volunteer helpers of the organisation One Tree Planted at a forest restoration project in Guatemala. (Photo: One Tree Planted,

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