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PLANTING 1 TRILLION TREES MIGHT NOT ACTUALLY BE A GOOD IDEA
The World Economic Forum’s plan to plant 1 trillion trees is backed by controversial science

But the science behind the campaign, a study that claims 1 trillion trees can significantly reduce greenhouse gases, is disputed. “People are getting caught up in the wrong solution,” says Forrest Fleischman, who teaches natural resources policy at the University of Minnesota and has spent years studying the effects of tree planting in India.

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