Saturday, 6 July 2019

Best way to fight climate change? Plant a trillion trees

Singapore has been planting a lot of trees from the days of Mr Lee Kuan Yew till today

The most effective way to fight global warming is to plant lots of trees, a study says. A trillion of them, maybe more.

And there’s enough room, Swiss scientists say. Even with existing cities and farmland, there’s enough space for new trees to cover 3.5 million square miles (9 million square kilometers), they reported in Thursday’s journal Science . That area is roughly the size of the United States.

The study calculated that over the decades, those new trees could suck up nearly 830 billion tons (750 billion metric tons) of heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. That’s about as much carbon pollution as humans have spewed in the past 25 years.

Ref: https://apnews.com/8ac33686b64a4fbc991997a72683b1c5

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