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Comment on "The global tree restoration potential"

Pierre Friedlingstein, Myles Allen, Josep G Canadell, Glen Peters, Sonia I. Seneviratne

Bastin et al. (Reports, 5 July 2019, p. 76) claim that global tree restoration is the most effective climate change solution to date, with a reported carbon storage potential of 205 gigatonnes of carbon. However, this estimate and its implications for climate mitigation are inconsistent with the dynamics of the global carbon cycle and its response to anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions.

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  • DOI: 10.1126/science.aay8060
  • Year: 2019
  • Journal: Science
  • Language: English
  • Volume: 366
  • Issue: 6463
  • Issn: 0036-8075
  • Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science