A video from the Economist talking about tree-planting, deforestation, and the criticisms of mono-cultures.
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- Why is tree planting not always good?
Tree planting may not tackle the problem of climate change if we speak about monoculture plantations.
- What’s wrong with monoculture plantations?
When trees in monoculture plantations are harvested, they release much of the carbon stored in their trunks back to the atmosphere.
- Why is there no financial incentives for natural forests?
It’s very difficult to get funding as it is driven by targets and the number game. Monoculture plantations are prefered as they make money.
- Can humanity neglect cutting off fossil fuels emissions by planting trees?
To stabilise the climate, not only do we need to plant trees, but also to offset the carbon emission from fossil fuels as there is just no enough land to tackle climate change by planting trees.
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- Have you ever planted a tree? Describe your experience.
- Do you bother about deforestation? Why?
- Why is it important to tackle the problem of climate change right now?
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