Article Title: Restoring forests may be one of our most powerful weapons in fighting climate change

Article Summary

The article at hand talks about the pressing need to cultivate more forest cover to check climate change, and engages in a discussion about the nuances of the function of trees when it comes to climate purification. The article starts off on a premise that trees are definitive agents of climate-change reversal, and have the capability to draw back a majority of the carbon humans have emitted so far. However, this presumption runs into a bit of a challenge as the article progresses. Other voices of research say that the calculations have been simplistic, and trees are not so powerful as they have been deemed. Yet others claim that climate change may actually help some forests, that forests’ power to check environment damage has been waning over the years, and there are several sections of the human population who stand to lose from bouts of aggressive reforestation. All of these claims may hold, but even if they do, there is a good case to be made for increased tree planting. The reduced powers of trees to suck in environmental decay is because we humans have already polluted the earth too much for trees to be effective, and while some forests may be helped by climate change, many others shall not be. An effective solution lies in reforestation/afforestation, but in areas where the least harm to human society will accrue.

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Words to learn from this article:

Mitigating: lessening the severity or impact of.

Curbing: lessening something.

Viable: practical, feasible.

Carcasses: corpses of animals.

Canopies: an unbroken layer of greenery formed by a tree’s top branches.

Dividends: benefits, gains.

Carcasses: corpses of animals.

Canopies: an unbroken layer of greenery formed by a tree’s top branches.

Dividends: benefits, gains.

 

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