A Scaled Problem Requires a Scaled Solution
Today, we have entered the Sixth Extinction. The decline of biodiversity and the rate of their extinction is accelerating to a point that endangers us all. Our climate is seeing an unprecedented trajectory of carbon emissions such that what was previously thought to be a 100-year problem is now a 20- to 35-year one.
- A study by The National Academy of Sciences states that reforestation is the most scalable, deployable form of technology to fight climate change today.
- According to IPCC, one-third of the global emissions since 1750 has come from deforestation.
- Planting trees on scale would reduce the rise in global temperature by 10%.
Trees are Nature’s Technology
After studying all available pathways, The National Academy of Sciences deemed that planting trees was the most scalable, lowest risk solution to combating climate change. Reforestation offered maximum climate mitigation benefits, outperforming other mitigation options such as natural forest management, improved plantations, avoided woodfuel, and fire management. The act of planting trees on scale will slow climate change, improve water quality, stabilize soil erosion, generate new wildlife habitat, improve the quality of the air, and create new jobs.