See our two Technical Comments on the global potential of reforestation to mitigate climate change. Cannot plant in grasslands and savannas, there is a lot of C in non-forests soils, need to understand how the carbon cycle works.
"Bastin et al strongly overestimate the potential of forest restoration to mitigate climate change. The claim that global tree restoration is our most effective climate change solution is simply incorrect scientifically and dangerously misleading." 1/
Seriously upgrade your weekend and read these excellent comments by the world's carbon cycle gurus on the global tree restoration potential …… ……
See our two Technical Comments on the global potential of reforestation to mitigate climate change, in today's Science. Look for other TC and Letters in the same Issue 18Oct09-6463.
3 comments in Science on "0.9 billion ha restoration potential" HT & authors' response Glad authors dropped "most effective solution" red herring, defend rest
Bastin et al.'s estimate of the global tree restoration potential and its implications for climate mitigation are inconsistent with the dynamics of the global carbon cycle and its response to anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions
Broad critisism on the claim that planting trees is the best climate solution. Among many issues with the paper, one personal beef: trees absorb more sunlight than tundra and warm rather than cool the Arctic!
. , Myles Allen, et al say that “this estimate and its implications for climate mitigation are inconsistent with the dynamics of the global carbon cycle and its response to anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions”.
See our two Technical Comments on the global potential of reforestation to mitigate climate change, in today's Science Issue 18Oct19-6463