Don't Underestimate the Ability of Trees to Combat the Climate Crisis

While carbon reduction in other realms is key, planting vast groves of trees is a crucial part of saving Earth

SOURCE: Arbor Day Foundation

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It's exciting to see trees upfront and center stage, but tree-planting initiatives have attracted some controversy. Many mass-planting initiatives drew inspiration from a Science paper published last year, which has since faced critique. Some scientists argue that while trees are valuable, focusing in on planting initiatives is a dangerous diversion. But trees are a tool that we must leverage – what's dangerous is dismissing them as a political distraction.

Read Dan's full article on www.salon.com 

Tweet me: [email protected] writes in @Salon: "When it comes to making a positive change, we need something to rally around – and now more than ever trees are the starting point for greater collective action." http://bit.ly/2Plqmgt

Contact Info:

Jen Hallaman
Arbor Day Foundation
[email protected]

KEYWORDS: Trees, reforestation, climate change, Arbor Day Foundation, combat climate change

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