With the global population inevitably growing year by year, along with production of carbon dioxide (CO2), scientists realized that the increase in gases in the atmosphere such as CO2 cause a "greenhouse effect," which affects the planet's temperature, and causes a negative impact.
As Business Insider points out, humans emit 30 to 40 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year, and with that rate expected to grow, it will ultimately devastate our way of life.
Scientists worldwide continue to find a way to minimize the production of CO2 or capture some of it out of the atmosphere, and one idea is to plant more trees since trees need CO2 in order to survive, and in turn, trees release oxygen into the atmosphere to benefit us.
In a new study, however, reports suggest that growing trees and then storing the carbon dioxide they have taken up from the atmosphere is not a viable option to counteract emissions from fossil fuel burning, as covering the entire United States with trees will only capture up to 10% of the CO2 that the U.S. emits annually.
Solving our global emissions problem continues to be a priority and for additional details, be sure to read the full story on Business Insider.
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