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The world’s forests do more than just store carbon, new research finds

By Nina Lakhani Photo: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock

The world’s forests play a far greater and more complex role in tackling climate crisis than previously thought, due to their physical effects on global and local temperatures, according to new research…

03/24/22

Q: Have young people embraced forestation?

A: Trees consume carbon dioxide and if there are enough of them, they can do a lot of good. When Felix Finkbeiner was 9 in Germany, he planted his first tree. Today, Finkbeiner is 19 — and Plant-for-the-Planet, the environmental group he founded, together with the UN’s Billion Tree campaign, has planted more than 14 billion trees in more than 130 nations. The group has also pushed the planting goal upward to one trillion trees — 150 for every person on the Earth. More at National Geographic

12/13/19

Q: Can planting trees really mitigate climate change?

A: The land and the oceans together absorb 55% of CO2 produced by human activity. Planting billions of trees is one of the biggest and cheapest ways of taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Research shows that a worldwide planting could remove 2/3 of all the emissions remaining in the atmosphere today. More at the Guardian
 

12/13/19

Q: Why do forests matter to climate change?

A: One research study suggests that natural climate solutions could account for 37% of all the actions needed by 2030 to meet the Paris climate goals. Video here at Greenpeace’s UNEARTHED
 

12/13/19