Climate stabilization: Planting trees cannot replace cutting carbon dioxide emissions

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 10:32 in Earth & Climate

Growing plants and then storing the carbon dioxide they have taken up from the atmosphere is no viable option to counteract unmitigated emissions from fossil fuel burning, a new study shows. The plantations would need to be so large, they would eliminate most natural ecosystems or reduce food production if implemented as a late-regret option in the case of substantial failure to reduce emissions.

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