One and a half billion. That’s how many trees we must plant in Britain if we are to become carbon neutral by 2050.
There are other measures too – but it was the trees that grabbed me. Not because it seemed an incomprehensible number, but because it is such a wonderful prospect.
In any case, 1.5 billion by 2050 isn’t so many really. The government of New Zealand aims to plant a billion by 2028. In Pakistan, a project is underway to get 10 billion new trees in the ground within a five -ear period.
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