Comment 130143

By PGFontana (registered) | Posted July 05, 2019 at 04:57:30

Of course there is a solution. And it couldn't be simpler.

Plant more trees.

"Our study provides a benchmark for a global action plan, showing where "new" forests can be restored around the globe" says study lead author Dr.Jean Francois Bastin of the Crowther Lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

"We all knew restoring forests could play a part in tackling climate change, but we had no scientific understanding of the impact this could make. Our study shows clearly that forest restoration is THE BEST CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTION AVAILABLE TODAY and it proves hard evidence to justify investment"

According to Crowther, if we started this tree planting initiative today, it would reduce the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere by more than 25% in fewer than 25 years. That would drop Co2 levels from the current concentration of around 413 ppm to under 310 ppm (roughly where levels were when we first started measuring Co2 atop Mauna Loa in 1958)

This is likely to be a tough sell in Hamilton though. Because in Hamilton we have "environmentalists" like Nabert and McGreal who are enthusiastic supporters of a scheme to rid the City of hundreds of mature, healthy trees that line some of our heaviest polluted thoroughfares.

Seems odd.

Most people like trees.

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