“We have solutions ready to go; we’re just missing the political will to act.
“A new study describes global tree restoration as “our most effective climate change solution to date.”
“Lead researcher Tom Crowther, a professor at the Swiss university ETH Zürich, explained to Metro that “if we act now, this could cut carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by up to 25 percent to levels last seen almost a century ago.”
“A worldwide planting program, researchers estimate, could remove two-thirds of the carbon that human activity has put into the atmosphere.
“What blows my mind is the scale,” Crowther told The Guardian. “I thought restoration would be in the top 10, but it is overwhelmingly more powerful than all of the other climate change solutions proposed.
“It is available now, it is the cheapest one possible, and every one of us can get involved.”
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