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Oops… best climate change solution doesn't involve government control


Turns out the best way to combat climate change is NOT flying in private jets across the world to meetings on how to stop the peasants from using fossil fuels, modern technology, and heat.

A "mind-blowing" study found that planting trees is far more effective at capturing CO2 than carbon credits, or other heavy-handed government actions.

How did the "science is settled" gate-keepers let this one slip through…

The abstract of the study states:

The restoration of trees remains among the most effective strategies for climate change mitigation…

Excluding existing trees and agricultural and urban areas, we found that there is room for an extra 0.9 billion hectares of canopy cover, which could store 205 gigatonnes of carbon in areas that would naturally support woodlands and forests. This highlights global tree restoration as our most effective climate change solution to date.

The study claims that the amount of carbon in the atmosphere could be cut by 25% if this area was planted. And like the abstract says, they aren't even talking about farmland or currently settled areas, so food production and human habitats would not be affected.

Although this would require about 500 billion additional trees, there is no need for humans to plant all those trees. Just seeding new forests would be adequate to reforest large swaths of the earth.

Plus, each individual on earth doesn't have to take responsibility for growing 71 trees. Organizations can mass scale this solution… even some unlikely ones.

For instance, in honor of Arbor Day, PornHub is planting one tree for every 100 videos watched in one particular category. So far they are up to 11,000 trees. Apparently, some people are already doing their part…