Two point four million pounds of CO2 Are produced each second in the world.  That comes to

7,568, 640,000,000 (seven 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, not every year, but over forty years (which is the average number of years a tree can perform this task).  Or, plant 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.

Do those figures astound you?

Consider that China alone is planting One billion trees a year.  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 (One year!), which is roughly equivalent to the size of Ireland.

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: leaving only 2,784,320,000 tree a year to be planted by the rest of the world.

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

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