Comment on "The global tree restoration potential".
|Title||Comment on "The global tree restoration potential".|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Veldman JW, Aleman JC, Alvarado ST, T Anderson M, Archibald S, Bond WJ, Boutton TW, Buchmann N, Buisson E, Canadell JG, Dechoum Mde Sá, Diaz-Toribio MH, Durigan G, Ewel JJ, G Fernandes W, Fidelis A, Fleischman F, Good SP, Griffith DM, Hermann J-M, Hoffmann WA, Le Stradic S, Lehmann CER, Mahy G, Nerlekar AN, Nippert JB, Noss RF, Osborne CP, Overbeck GE, Parr CL, Pausas JG, R Pennington T, Perring MP, Putz FE, Ratnam J, Sankaran M, Schmidt IB, Schmitt CB, Silveira FAO, A Staver C, Stevens N, Still CJ, Strömberg CAE, Temperton VM, J Varner M, Zaloumis NP|
|Date Published||2019 10 18|
|Keywords||Carbon, Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change, Soil, Trees|
Bastin 's estimate (Reports, 5 July 2019, p. 76) that tree planting for climate change mitigation could sequester 205 gigatonnes of carbon is approximately five times too large. Their analysis inflated soil organic carbon gains, failed to safeguard against warming from trees at high latitudes and elevations, and considered afforestation of savannas, grasslands, and shrublands to be restoration.