Planting Trees to Save the World
In a recent Viewpoint published in the San Luis Obispo Tribune, David Brodie of San Luis Obispo, a professor emeritus who taught at UC Berkeley and Cal Poly for over 45 years, and Allan Cooper, also of San Luis Obispo, a licensed architect, member of the AIA and a professor emeritus who taught at Cal Poly for over 34 years, wrote about how important trees are to moderating climate change. Both have practiced in the fields of urban planning and architecture, and are founding members of Save Our Downtown. Find the entire article here.
Planting more trees — even a trillion of them — won’t solve the world’s climate crisis.
But it will buy us some time.
Around 2.2 billion acres of land is suitable for reforestation, according to a study in the journal Science. That could capture two-thirds of human-made carbon emissions and, according to authors of the study, would be the most effective method of combating climate change.
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