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Planting 1.2 trillion trees could cancel out a decade of CO2 emissions

The most effective way to fight climate change? Planting over a trillion trees, according to this new study. 🌲🌲🌲

07/12/2019 6:35 AMupdated: 07/12/2019 7:04 PM
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  • Arnold T.
    09/09/2019 01:04

    Trees. Whether 30 years. Plant now. In 5 years its a tree.

  • Jagdish N.
    08/29/2019 20:30

    It's. My. Fob. Hero I. Like

  • Brut nature
    08/29/2019 14:35

    We forgot to credit photographer and video maker Emmanuel Rondeau for some of the footage used in this video (00:06-00:10 / 00:28-00:33 / 01:51-02:04 / 02:52-02:54). Here is his Facebook page: . We apologize for this.

  • David R.
    08/29/2019 12:33

    If they planted ultra dense wind breaks around every farm, with thinner wind breaks crossing larger fields globally, that would not only absorb CO2 emissions, but it would also improve soil quality by reducing top soil erosion. Good for the environment and for agriculture.

  • Sameer S.
    08/28/2019 16:46

    🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳

  • Candace B.
    08/28/2019 15:40

    Seeds are cheaper.

  • Richard E.
    08/28/2019 15:02

    TREES WONT MAKE POLAR ICE CAPS COME BACK. I THINK THEY HELD A BIG PIECE OF THE PUZZLE TOGETHER . BUT FOR SURE YOU PEOPLE GOT IT ALL TOGETHER OR DO YOU NOT HAVE ANY IDEA WHATS GOING ON.

  • Catherine M.
    07/29/2019 22:00

    Vertical City Gardens

  • Dolores C.
    07/27/2019 10:41

    true...

  • Taipan S.
    07/24/2019 23:59

    Here they plant. There they cut them down. Come to square one.

  • Ra M.
    07/20/2019 01:30

    Then do it

  • John G.
    07/19/2019 18:26

    We new that 40 years ago

  • Rick J.
    07/19/2019 17:15

    People in the USA cut perfectly good trees down 😡

  • Neil S.
    07/19/2019 17:06

    And yet HEMP can overcome the same in less time.. It will take a tree almost 25 years to be full grown to have full effect and 10 square acres of trees will put out what 1 square acre of HEMP will do.. You can also get 2-3 harvest's a year off of HEMP and use every part of the plant even the roots..

  • Brut nature
    07/19/2019 15:53

    We forgot to credit photographer and video maker Emmanuel Rondeau for some of the footage used in this video (00:06-00:10 / 00:28-00:33 / 01:51-02:04 / 02:52-02:54). Here is his Facebook page: . We apologize for this.

  • Jose R.
    07/19/2019 15:39

    How about we use instead of cutting trees?

  • Patrick O.
    07/19/2019 04:09

    the earth has greened the size of the us twice over in the last 35 years according to nasa and noaa. and it will continue there is no existential threat

  • Schooner L.
    07/19/2019 00:29

    What's the point when we are defrosting faster than we're planting. Ban clearcutting world wide and save what's left.

  • LeRoy M.
    07/19/2019 00:00

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-many-trees-are-there-in-the-world-video/ I applaud your planting. Efforts in Africa have produce impressive results. But until we can reduce the imbalance between the volume of green house gases that are being discharged into the atmosphere and the volume being removed, we are unlikely to see a relief from the increase of extreme weather events. Planting trees alone is unlikely to make much of a dent in that, in my humble opinion. I am all for planting as many trees as I can, but I don't suppose planting 1,000,000,000,000 trees, or very close to ⅓ of the 3,040,000,000,000 alive on our planet today, is any kind of realistic substitute for a massive effort to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (and other greenhouse gases) into the atmosphere, especially since we are going to plant 10,000,000 trees a year just to maintain the number of CO₂ suckers we presently have. I find it hard to think that a tree planting scheme alone is a viable, fast, efficient, and cheap alternative to fight climate change. I was happy to plant my 135 trees, but the guy at the golf course was kinda PO'ed.

  • Chris W.
    07/18/2019 21:56

    New study???? I thought it was Common sense