Trees and CO2

2.4 million pounds of CO2 Are produced each second in the world.  That comes to 7,568, 640,000,000 (six trillion, five hundred and sixty eight billion, six hundred and four million pounds) a year.

One tree can absorb 50 pounds of CO2 a year.

Therefore, if you plant 151,372,800,000 over forty years (which is the average number of years a tree can perform this task).  That equates to planting 3,784,320,000 each year for 40 years, and you have solved the CO2 problem, even assuming that we do not decrease CO2 release from present day levels.

200,000 trees can be planted in one square kilometer.  Or 124,274 trees per square mile.

Need to plant 3,784,320,000 per year.

So, 30,451 square miles is required.

124,274 trees can be planted per square mile.

Need to plant 3,784,320,000 per year.

So, 30,451 square miles is required.

Russia alone is 6.6 million square miles.

So, if all the trees were planted in Russia, they would take up .00461 percent of the land.

If all the trees were planted in America, they would take up .0080% of the land.

If all the trees were planted in China, they would take up .00823% of the land.

If all the trees were planted in America, they would take up .0080% of the land

Do those figures astound you?

Consider that China alone is planting one billion trees a year, and that is not through the entire country, but only around Beijing.  They are using 60,000 soldiers to aid in this effort as well an incentivising farmer to take part.

It comes as part of China’s plan to plant at least 84,000 square kilometers (32,400 square miles) of trees by the end of the year.

The aim is to increase the country’s forest coverage from 21 per cent of its total landmass to 23 per cent by 2020, the China Daily newspaper reported. Zhang Jianlong, head of China’s State Forestry Administration, said by 2035 the figure could reach as high as 26 per cent.

“Companies, organizations and talent that specialize in greening work are all welcome to join in the country’s massive greening campaign,” he said.

“Cooperation between government and social capital will be put on the priority list.”

That leaves the rest of the world to pick up the slack: requiring only 2,784,320,000 trees a year to be planted.

Why do scientists suggest bizarre and incredibly expensive (and unproven) ways to remove CO2?, when there is a simplistic, doable alternative that can be instituted right now by all countries, requiring no advanced technology.  So why is there not more talk of simply planting trees?  Well, no one is going to win a Nobel Prize for something so simple.  And no company is going to prosper suggesting we plant trees.

Trees and car pollution

In addition, new research has found that trees in close proximity to people prevent heart disease.  A program in Louisville, Kentucky found that dirty air was a contributing cause of heart disease.  The chemicals that pour out of exhaust pipes cause blood to thicken and arteries to contract.

It has been proven that nitric oxide, a molecule essential to heart health, regulates insulin in the body and increases circulation by relaxing the inner muscles of blood vessels.  Cigarette smoke and pollution impare nitric oxide production.

Studies show that exposure to the compound acrolein, found in cigarette smoke and car exhaust, results in extensive cardiovascular  injury in rats and mice.

The fine particulate matter in air pollution causes vascular damage in humans and suppresses stem cells which are needed to repair vessel damage.

Benzine, another chemical in car exhaust, is a cancer-causing agent.

In 2018, scientists collect blood, urine hair, and toenail specimens from participants in a study and found high levels of benzine in those who had developed heart disease.

It was found that conifer and pine trees were more effective than deciduous stress due to the fact they stay green year-round.

One study found that evergreen trees planted in front of a school reduced particulate pollution around the school and improved heart health bio markers in students and teachers.

Believes in the positive effect of trees on health, Italy and China, have created forest buildings and even forest cities, with each building holding thousands of perennials and shrubs on the terraces.  In Guangxi, China, the city will have one million herbaceous plants and 40,000 trees.

The world moves forward while America recedes in the rear view mirror,

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