How will restoring and protecting trees, forests, and ecosystems help to solve the climate crisis?
Protecting and restoring forests will reduce the most severe negative effects of climate change. When it comes to absorbing carbon dioxide, preventing water loss and erosion, and maintaining resilient biodiverse ecosystems that benefit people, animals, and the climate, trees are more effective than any technology. However, this effort alone will not stop climate change. We also need to transition from fossil fuels to cleaner energy and implement other beneficial changes to solve the climate crisis.