02.09.2019

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The Guardian: The wrong kind of trees: Ireland's afforestation meets resistance

"Residents and campaigners say fast-growing Sitka spruces are spoiling the landscape."

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26.08.2019

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Phys.org: Geoengineering: 'Plan B' for the planet

"Dismissed a decade ago as far-fetched and dangerous, schemes to tame global warming by engineering the climate have migrated from the margins of policy debates towards centre stage."

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19.08.2019

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BBC News: Deforestation: Did Ethiopia plant 350 million trees in a day?

"Ethiopia says it planted more than 350 million trees in just one day which, if verified, would be a world record."

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05.08.2019

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Bloomberg Businessweek: We Already Have the World’s Most Efficient Carbon Capture Technology

"To help battle global warming, companies around the world are expected to spend billions of dollars over the next decade building devices aimed at sucking carbon from the atmosphere. The thing is, Mother Nature already made one. While each acre of most tree species can capture and store 1.1 to 9.5 metric tons of carbon dioxide a year, an acre of empress trees can absorb 103."

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05.08.2019

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Welt: The forest, that brings cooling (German)

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29.07.2019

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BBC News: Ethiopia 'breaks' tree-planting record to tackle climate change

"Ethiopia has planted more than 350 million trees in a day, officials say, in what they believe is a world record. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is leading the project, which aims to counter the effects of deforestation and climate change in the drought-prone country."

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17.07.2019

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RealClimate: Can planting trees save our climate?

"n recent weeks, a new study by researchers at ETH Zurich has hit the headlines worldwide (Bastin et al. 2019). [...] Unfortunately, it’s also too good to be true. Because apples are compared to oranges and important feedbacks in the Earth system are forgotten. With a few basic facts about the CO2 increase in our atmosphere this is easy to understand. Mankind is currently blowing 11 billion tonnes of carbon (gigatonnes C, abbreviated GtC) into the air every year in the form of CO2 – and the trend is rising."

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15.07.2019

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Süddeutsche Zeitung: "Too good, to be true" (German)

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15.07.2019

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Phys.org: Exaggerating how much carbon dioxide can be absorbed by tree planting risks deterring crucial climate action

"Planting almost a billion hectares of trees worldwide is the "biggest and cheapest tool" for tackling climate change, according to a new study. The researchers claimed that reforestation could remove 205 gigatons of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere—equivalent to about 20 years' worth of the world's current emissions. This has been criticized as an exaggeration. It could actually be dangerous."

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07.07.2019

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The Guardian: The wrong kind of trees: Ireland's afforestation meets resistance

"Ireland is ramping up its response to the climate crisis by planting forests – lots of forests. East, west, north, south, the plan is to plant forests, the more the better. With enough trees, goes the hope, Ireland can compensate for many of the cows, vehicles and fossil-burning power plants that make it one of Europe’s worst climate offenders."

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