Could Planting Tons of Trees Solve Climate Change?

7/5/2019 |  2142
  Published by Bullets - Notes for busy minds

• New analysis, based on Google Earth data, indicates that there is 0.9 billion hectares of land available around the world to plant new forests.
• So far, humans have put 300 gigatonnes of carbon into the atmosphere.
• Researchers estimate that planting 0.9 billion hectares of forests would absorb two thirds of it.
• This could be evidence to justify investments in restoring and planting forests.
• According to the estimate, Earth could support 4.4 billion hectares of forest - excluding existing forests and land in use leaves 0.9 billion for new trees.

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