A forest the size of US can combat climate change: Study

A forest the size of US can combat climate change: Study

Planting an area the size of the US with trees would be the most effective way to combat change, according to a study in the journal Science. Researchers from the Crowther Lab in Switzerland suggest there is the potential for 2.2 billion acres of tree cover in areas that would naturally support woodlands and forests and absorb and store 205 billion tonnes of carbon as they grow.

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Jason Culligan
Jason Culligan 8 months

And how are we supposed to feed our ever increasing population if we turn that much land over to forestry? These scientists seem to live in some kind of Star Trek bubble where food just magically appears out of a wall.

Connor Scott
Connor Scott 8 months

this is not even close to the best way, how about instead we create phytoplankton farms which are more efficient at absorbing carbon than trees.

Havoc44
Havoc44 8 months

Farnsworth voice: good news everyone! we have finally have a solution to a problem that doesn't actually exist!

Bob Of Cheesecake
Bob Of Cheesecake 8 months

Yes! Finally a reasonable idea for combating climate change! Regardless of whether you believe in man having a significant impact or not, this is good either way! I don’t think man has a big impact, but a trillion trees would!

T.N. Morgan
T.N. Morgan 8 months

Whatever. I don't care. Just make sure you manage it carefully. Don't be like California and neglect the forest so that it catches fire every fucking year and kills everything.

Seed
Seed 8 months

Trees or robots, take your pick on what you want to fill the Earth with. Let's ask Elon Musk what he thinks

Andrew Johnston
Andrew Johnston 8 months

When are the public going to wake up to the reality that the media are the willing tools of power seekers who perpetually create an "enemy" they claim they're able to protect the public from. With the boogy man of climate change they have the perfect undefeatable perpetual enemy to hold the gullible public in fear forever. Look back at history and see how this system has made the masses the slaves of manufactured fear. Only the brave authorities can save you from the falling sky. King James was warned of the dangers a literate but superstitious and ignorant public would cause, when he proposed the English language bible. Now 400 years later we are suffering the result.

No Signal
No Signal 8 months

Do they mean something like the South American rain forest?

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