As trees grow, they have an amazing ability to absorb and store the carbon dioxide emissions that are driving global warming. A new study shows that planting 1 billion hectares of additional trees, covering roughly an area the size of the US, would provide enough forest land to store around 205 billion metric tons of carbon, that’s equivalent to approximately 2/3 of the carbon emitted by humans since the industrial revolution (1760 – 1840, Source: Britannica). It’s clear that reforestation plays a critical role in reducing global warming. So what does that mean for us? Well, to quote an ancient Chinese proverb ‘The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now”.
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