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Reforestation is an important an increasingly more well recognized solution to our global environmental and climate change crisis.
 
Reforestation is an important an increasingly more well recognized solution to our global environmental and climate change crisis.
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As an anchor and integral part of the carbon cycle, forests have the ability to sequester enormous amounts of carbon and potentially have the ability to offset most of the carbon dioxide already emitted by humans.
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As a rough average a single tree is capable of removing 48 pounds of carbon per year, over a 40 year lifespan that tree can remove and store 1 ton of carbon. Currently it is estimated that the worlds forests absorb approximate 40 percent of manmade carbon, a further 6 billion tons is offset each year by reforestation efforts, however, this is canceled out by the nearly 10.8 billion tons of carbon released by deforestation.
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In recent years much effort has been given to estimate a rough figure of how many trees the world would need to plant in order to offset all of the carbon that has and will contribute to Global Warming in the coming decades as we strive to decarbonize our energy use.
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== Interwiki links ==
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Wikipedia: [[wikipedia:Reforestation |Reforestation ]]
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== External links ==
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* [https://www.crowtherlab.com Crowther Lab]
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* [https://tree-nation.com Tree Nation] Help Plant Trees

Revision as of 16:25, 7 July 2019

Reforestation is an important an increasingly more well recognized solution to our global environmental and climate change crisis.

As an anchor and integral part of the carbon cycle, forests have the ability to sequester enormous amounts of carbon and potentially have the ability to offset most of the carbon dioxide already emitted by humans.

As a rough average a single tree is capable of removing 48 pounds of carbon per year, over a 40 year lifespan that tree can remove and store 1 ton of carbon. Currently it is estimated that the worlds forests absorb approximate 40 percent of manmade carbon, a further 6 billion tons is offset each year by reforestation efforts, however, this is canceled out by the nearly 10.8 billion tons of carbon released by deforestation.

In recent years much effort has been given to estimate a rough figure of how many trees the world would need to plant in order to offset all of the carbon that has and will contribute to Global Warming in the coming decades as we strive to decarbonize our energy use.

Interwiki links

Wikipedia: Reforestation

External links