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How Much Can Trees Fight Climate Change? Massively, but Not Alone, Study Finds.

Catrin Einhorn of The New York Times reports on the impact that tree plantings can have on climate change.

The C3 Take
  • A new report in the journal Nature finds that restoring global forests where the occur naturally could remove 226 gigatons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
  • The report emphasizes that planting trees is not a silver bullet solution for climate change and must be done in tandem with accelerating clean energy.
  • Increasing clean energy deployment and tree plantings in the U.S. will be accomplished by modernizing regulations and bolstering property rights.

“Restoring global forests where they occur naturally could potentially capture an additional 226 gigatons of planet-warming carbon, equivalent to about a third of the amount that humans have released since the beginning of the Industrial Era, according to a new study published on Monday in the journal Nature.”

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