What if Reforesting could help stop global warming?
Environmental discussions have greatly increased in the last ten years, due to increasing environmental disasters, like the fires in Australia in late 2019. The climate change topic is now frequently brought up as a major issue we have to mitigate. But what can humans do to help nature? Planting trees is seen as a natural solution to decrease and, eventually, stop the impact that global warming is having on the environment.
To better understand how trees help the environment and the impact they have on global warming, we will first explain a little bit of what it is and why the trees play an important part.
- What is global warming?
Global warming is an increase of temperature on Earth’s Climate due to the greenhouse effect caused by rising CO2 levels. This results in minor changes in temperature all around the globe, which has a major effect on the weather, and subsequently, natural disasters.
There are many things we can do individually to help decrease the effects of global warming, and one of the most important is planting more trees.
- Why are trees so important to halt global warming?
Trees have fantastic environmental benefits. To list just a few: trees reduce urban heat, provide food, medicine, and habitat for a variety of animals.
But one of the most important benefits trees provide is natural air filtration. Through a process called photosynthesis, trees, plants and other organisms that use photosynthesis are able to transform light into chemical energy by capturing the CO2 found in the air and storing the CO2 to grow taller and stronger, and then returning oxygen back to the atmosphere. So, trees are very important to halt global warming because of the mass amounts of carbon dioxide they remove from the atmosphere.
- How many trees do we need to plant to reverse global warming?
There are a plethora of studies that aim to find the number of trees we need to plant to have a significant impact on the environment. However, most studies fall within the range of 500 billion trees, to 1 trillion. According to a study by made by Science, our ecosystem could support an additional 0.9 billion hectares of forests which would lead to an increase of over 25% in forested areas.
All of these efforts together have a great impact on our world by reducing the amount of carbon found in the atmosphere. But there are already 3 trillion trees in the world, and it’s crucial that we reforest more areas while conserving our standing forest
But how can we help conserve forests around the world? Up until now, we have pressured our governments to do it, but conservation will only be successful when everyone around the world can contribute. Reforestree Inc. makes it possible to help conserve the Amazon rainforest and reforest new trees in devastated areas.
Reforestree focuses on the Amazon Rainforest for now, allowing people around the world to reforest trees and conserve biomes in the biggest rainforest in the world while at home or at work.
So reforest and conserve trees today to do your part in helping reverse climate change, and conserving our beautiful planet for all life to live in harmony.