May 23, 2017 01:33 AM EDT
Planting trees is a way to save the planet more than ever. It has come to a point that more tree planting won't alleviate the condition to what humans did to this planet. Planting more trees would disrupt the biological ecosystem and would even eat up the allotted food chain area of vegetation.
According to scientists, CO2 emissions should be canceled off by the trees that grow around the planet. A study indicates that greenhouse gasses spew 100 times more than what plant life consumes. In effect, temperature spikes hit the globe according to the National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) records, breaching the warning benchmark by 1 degree Celsius. The organization further stresses that it is imperative to start removing CO2 from the atmosphere as planting trees alone cannot compensate the emissions the atmosphere amass.
Scientists had gathered data and mind blowing evidence to have accumulated about 1.540 trillion tons of CO2 since the start of the Industrial Revolution.Half of the CO2 is now absorbed by the planet's oceans raising its acidity levels. It is on these premises that the intervention of human technology is needed to complement the planting of trees endeavor, reports The Conversation.
There are technologies under way that could assist humans and planting of trees in getting rid of CO2 in the atmosphere. Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) on the atmosphere has a number of these technological assistants working through diverse mediums. There is the bioenergy with CO2 capture and storage, biochar, direct air capture, ocean fertilization, and enhanced weathering.
A bioenergy method to suck up CO2 from the air and aid the planting of trees activity named Carbon Engineering is in operation in Vancouver, Canada. This equipment siphons polluted air, clears it of CO2 and turns the collected CO2 into pellets for fuel or stores the solids for future use, reports Sciencealert.
Planting trees won't cure the earth but it is still the natural way to alleviate the dire CO2 atmospheric condition that plagues the planet. Trees are still the lifeline of humankind.
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