Massive restoration of world’s forests would cancel out a decade of CO2 emissions

This article discusses how a massive restoration of world’s forests would cancel out a decade of CO2 emissions, analysis suggests. New findings suggest trees are ‘our most powerful weapon in the fight against climate change’, says scientist.

Replenishing the world’s forests on a grand scale would suck enough carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to cancel out a decade of human emissions, according to an ambitious new study.

Scientists have established there is room for an additional 1.2 trillion trees to grow in parks, woods and abandoned land across the planet.

If such a goal were accomplished, ecologist Dr Thomas Crowther said it would outstrip every other method for tackling climate change – from building wind turbines to vegetarian diets.

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