Reports suggest that there's too much CO2 in the atmosphere, and that planting trees can no longer save us 1 year ago

Reports suggest that there's too much CO2 in the atmosphere, and that planting trees can no longer save us

A worrying piece of information.

A recent report suggested, there was only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C. Scientists warn that if warming is to reach 2C, the effects will be catastrophic.

The same report states that approximately 50% more people will be exposed to water stress, and hundreds of millions more will be plunged into poverty. Similarly, in the northern hemisphere, deaths from the heat and forest fires will become significantly more likely.

And the worrying news with regards to climate change has continued to come in since.

An even more recent report states that there isn't enough space left on earth to plant the amount of trees needed to prevent the climate warning.

Business Insider have reported that as a planet: "We would have to cover the entire contiguous US with trees just to capture 10% of the CO2 we emit annually.

"There's just not enough room on this planet to have the farmland it takes to feed the world plus the space to plant the necessary number of trees.

"In other words, many of us would starve if we tried using trees to solve our emissions problem."

The same article claims that humans emit roughly 30 to 40 billion tons of the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere each year, and that if we are to keep it up, Earth will continue to heat up and ultimately devastate our way of life.