Planting Trees & Second Thoughts

Way back when, the idea of planting a million trees was set in motion. I missed this Economist film and article at that time, but while pursuing planting I have seen other related concerns, each of which is worthy of consideration (as we continue planting):

The Story Behind
Climate change: the trouble with trees

Why tree planting is not the panacea some had hoped

Here you will find some of the resources used in the production of The Economist’s film “Climate change: the trouble with trees” along with exclusive additional material. It is part of the “The Story Behind”, a film series that reveals the processes that shape our video journalism.

DONE THE right way, reforestation will help combat climate change. But it cannot solve the problem on its own. A combination of approaches will be necessary, to reduce fossil-fuel emissions and mitigate their impact. From the green-energy revolution to geoengineering, The Economist has discussed the merits of some of these other measures.

The climate issue – The Economist, September 19th 2019

Clean power is shaking up the geopolitics of energy – The Economist, March 15th 2018

The truth about big oil and climate change – The Economist, February 9th 2019

Greenhouse gases must be scrubbed from the air – The Economist, November 16th 2017

Why people in rich countries are eating more vegan food – The Economist, October 13th 2018

Getting forestation right
Trees can play a role in addressing climate change, by capturing carbon from the atmosphere. But the effectiveness of trees in such carbon sequestration is heavily dependent on how—and where—reforestation is pursued.

China’s desert-taming “green Great Wall” is not as great as it sounds – The Economist, May 16th 2019

Restoring natural forests is the best way to remove atmospheric carbon – Nature, April 2nd 2019

Simon Lewis’ Green New deal for nature – September 11th 2019

Impacts of forestation and deforestation on local temperature across the globe – Sinervo B et al, PLOS One, March 20th 2019…

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