Saving the Planet with 1 Trillion Additional Trees
Science has published research claiming that one trillion of additional trees could solve a lot of the world’s CO2-problems. By that, 2/3 of the cumulative emitted CO2 since the beginning of the industrial era, could be removed from the atmosphere and stored in harmless trees.
According to NASA, there are about 61 trees per person on this planet. One trillion extra would mean 143 trees per person on a world population of 7 billion. That would mean more than two times the amount of trees we already have extra.
Personally we would be more than happy to sacrifice a few days of our holiday in, say Spain, to contribute and plant 300 little tree-plants, provided it would be done in a collective save-the-planet effort.
[Source] Tree champ Finland, tail-light Egypt
[sciencemag.org] – The global tree restoration potential
[backpacker.com] – How Many Trees Per Person?
[guardian.com] – Tree planting ‘has mind-blowing potential’ to tackle climate crisis
[independent.co.uk] – There are 3 trillion trees on Earth – but they’re disappearing fast
[guardian.com] – The wrong kind of trees: Ireland’s afforestation meets resistance
[irishexaminer.com] – Much to consider in planting a forest
(Of course we have the discussion of what counts as a tree and what as bush)