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 trees you have solved the CO2 problem, even assuming that we do not decrease CO2 release from present day levels.
If that sounds like a lot of trees, consider the fact that there are approximately 3.5 trillion trees on the planet. Therefore, adding 150 billion trees would only increase the number of trees by .043 percent.
288,789 trees can be planted in a square kilometer. Or 122,472 trees per square mile.
So, 1,235,979 square miles is required. Approximately 151 billion divided by approximately 122 thousand.
There are 57,308,738 square miles of land on the earth of which about 33% is desert and about 24% is mountainous. Subtracting this uninhabitable 57% (32,665,981 square miles) from the total land area leaves 24,642,757 square miles or 15.77 billion acres of habitable land.
That means that 7.8% of the habitable land would be needed to plant the trees.
Generally, a sapling can be planted in 15 to 30 minutes.
Consider that China alone planted one billion trees last year, and that is not through the entire country, but only around Beijing. They used one million soldiers to plant one billion trees. That allocated 1,000 trees per soldier. Taking 20 minutes to plant one tree equals 20,000 minutes or 6,660 hours or 277 days, or 9 months.
This 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. At 122,472 trees per square mile, that equate to planting 3,968,092,800 trees (in one year).
The aim is to increase the country’s forest coverage from 21 per cent of its total landmass to 28 per cent by 2030, the China Daily newspaper reported. Zhang Jianlong, head of China’s State Forestry Administration, said by 2035 the figure could reach as high as 30 per cent.
Third world countries and poor countries, such as the people living and working in the rain forest in Brazil or the forest in Indonesia could be paid to plant trees rather than clear cut the forest for the planting of crops.
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 impair 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.
Believing 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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