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    The Guardian | 3/10/21 | 11 min
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    • DellwoodBarker
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      4 weeks ago

      I need to act on those Dream California coast/Oregon/Washington and Utah road trips sooner than later, perhaps?!?

      Let’s all plant seeds within our consciousness as readers to Imagine the narrative of our global forests and water sitches improving via innovative community-supporting systems from creative internal resources of all ages.

    • TripleG
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      4 weeks ago

      The destruction and loss of forests around the world is tragic. The loss of trees and their ability to absorb CO2 and release oxygen creates a vicious cycle of more damage to the environment.

    • Alexa1 month ago

      jeez louise, this hurts. already planning to go see big old trees in Oregon this spring/summer for this exact reason. eek.

      • Critter1 month ago

        Thanks for the article, this is a serious issue.

        Forests also absorb around one-quarter of all human carbon emissions annually, and increasingly there are worries that if forests die back they will switch from storing carbon to emitting it, because dead trees will release all the carbon they have accumulated. This helps explain why much-touted proposals to plant millions of trees to suck up carbon and ameliorate the climate crisis are encountering skepticism; they won’t work if conditions on Earth don’t allow for forests to reproduce and thrive.

        Exploration of alternative ways to capture and repurpose carbon is appropriate, although those strategies are likely to have implications of their own.