What's the Best Way to Fight Climate Change? Plant a Trillion Trees

Right now, the six nations with the most room for new trees are Russia, the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil and China.

July 5, 2019
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(NOW) - There might be a way to save Earth from climate change, say scientists. But it's going to take lots of work. And digging.

According to a study published in the journal Science on Thursday, researchers reveal that if we were to plant a trillion trees around the planet, they'd be able to remove nearly 830 billion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

"This is by far — by thousands of times — the cheapest climate change solution," notes co-author Thomas Crowther from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

Right now, the six nations with the most room for new trees are Russia, the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil and China.

How much space would all of those trees take? About 3.5 million square miles, which is roughly the size of the United States. Fortunately, there's plenty of room.

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