When planting a tree can actually fuel global warming

Read the full story at Anthrpocene Magazine.

Planting trees has long been seen as wholesome and planet-friendly. That’s true now more than ever, thanks to their ability to suck carbon dioxide from the air.

But what if putting a new tree in the ground actually helps fuel global warming? In arid, naturally treeless parts of the world, that often appears to be the case, according to new research.

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