Climate Change and Forests: Making the Connection in Cancun
That the world cannot achieve what it needs on climate without forests playing a major role. At the moment, roughly half of the extra CO2 in the atmosphere is caused by the destruction and degradation of ecosystems, and forests play a large part in that.
It is not only important to stop adding more CO2 from those kinds of activities, it also is wonderful that by doing restoration and reforestation on a serious scale, some of this pesky CO2 can be pulled back into living systems.
I like to talk about using the living planet to make the planet more livable.
One of the important things to recognize is that where there may be, here and there, some role for monocultures of trees,