Our planet is warming and the whole of humanity drags in its fall all the living things. Today, we enter a new era, the era of the unknown. Since 3 million years, the Late Pliocene, no such temperatures were seen on Earth.
Since 150 years, the atmosphere cycles and in particular the climate are unbalanced by massive releases of CO2.
Numerous pioneer projects intended to solve the problem. However, there will not be an isolated, small scale solution, the whole world needs to unite forces in a timely and organised manner to tackle the looming climate disaster.
PLANT 1200 BILLION TREES IN THE SAME TIME
Today, Earth has 3000 billion trees. This was estimated by the AAAS
(American Association for the Advancement of Science)
That’s 7 times more than estimations of NASA.
Tree represent the second carbon sink of the planet just after oceans
Dr Thomas Crowther from ETH Zurich suggested that a third more trees are needed,
1200 billions, to absorb the equivalent of a decade of CO2 emissions each year.
For example, a tree of 5 m3 can absorb 5 tons/year of CO2 which is equivalent to 5 return trips between Paris and New York.
With the help of international organisations, in particular the United Nation Environment Program (UNEP) and the IMF, a call will be sent to 120 countries for them to engage in planting 10 billion trees each to reach 1200 billions.
Using the budget from Pakistan, 150 millions euros for a billion trees,
180 billion € are needed to fund the ARBORETUM project.
● 3000 billion existing trees
● 1200 billion more trees
● 120 countries
● 100 days
→ One kick off.
ARBORETUM does not pretend to stop the ecological crisis but to create a tool to remediate it. In parallel, humanity needs to reduce its carbon footprint.
– At best, in 10 years we change our ways and build up a sustainable society. Hope will come back and we would have considerably slowed biodiversity loss and global warming.
– At worst, we would have planted trees.
«Listen to the forest that grows rather than the tree that falls»