Don’t Underestimate the Ability of Trees to Combat the Climate Crisis

While carbon reduction in other realms is key, planting vast groves of trees is a crucial part of saving Earth


It’s exciting to see trees upfront and center stage, but tree-planting initiatives have attracted some controversy. Many mass-planting initiatives drew inspiration from a Science paper published last year, which has since faced critique. Some scientists argue that while trees are valuable, focusing in on planting initiatives is a dangerous diversion. But trees are a tool that we must leverage – what’s dangerous is dismissing them as a political distraction.

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