planting trees

Best way to fight climate change? Easy — just plant a trillion trees.

It's going to take lots of work. And digging.

July 05, 2019 - 12:06 pm

(KFTK) — 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.

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. What steps do you take to combat climate change?

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