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):
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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