Reforestation ≠ Reducing emissions from fossil fuels.
- - - - - - -
Stop pretending that spending $18.76 to offset the carbon from your flight negates your climate change contribution. It doesn’t.
Yes, trees absorb carbon and that’s good. Regrowing forests is a net-positive action, but it is not a replacement for reducing emissions from fossil fuels.
But, trees take a lot of time to grow, and we don’t have a lot of time.
Tree planting = climate action delay
Any corporation that is telling you their carbon emissions are being offset by planting trees is simply choosing the cheapest way to convince their consumers they’re not fucking up the climate. It’s a scam, it’s greenwashing, they’re hoping you don’t think too much about it.
(Afforestation is the act of planting trees in a barren area; Reforestation is the process of planting native trees in an existing, but declining forest (ie: one that has been selectively logged)
Here’s yet another assignment for visual dev, though the low key one didn’t turn out as nice because I spent so much time on the high key one that I ran out of time and will to do it lol
US President Donald Trump has decried climate “prophets of doom” in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where sustainability is the main theme.
He called for a rejection of “predictions of the apocalypse” and said America would defend its economy.
Mr Trump did not directly name the teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, who was in the audience.
The old river still kept going, even though the waters had dried up, the city crumbled, and the mountains moved above it. And so the visitors also kept coming to watch the famous fish.
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has addressed world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The US president called for the rejection of “the perennial prophets of doom” during his speech.