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Planting Trees in Deserts to Fight Climate Change


Environment  (tags: fighting desertification, climate-change, climate, habitat, globalwarming, protection, ecosystems, environment, globalwarming, nature, humans, trees, forests )

Cal
- 420 days ago - enn.com
Planting trees in coastal deserts could capture carbon dioxide, reduce harsh desert temperatures, boost rainfall, revitalise soils and produce cheap biofuels, say scientists.



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Christeen Anderson (511)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 2:57 am
Please plant those trees. Thank you.
 

Natasha Salgado (537)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 3:08 am
Plant as many possible! Thx Cal
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 4:07 am
If the can overcome the technical challenges, but it is easier if you pick the right tree.
 

Carol D. (109)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 5:20 am
Yes they should start planting many trees
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 6:19 am
Thanks.
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 6:35 am
Plant the RIGHT trees. There's a reason it's called "DESERT".....
 

Ben Oscarsito (316)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 6:48 am
I'll keep on preaching; -Plant more trees! Plant more trees!! Plant more trees!!! And then, plant some more trees! BTW; -I've planted 1,250 so far, using butterfly credits...
 

Ben Oscarsito (316)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 7:08 am
I stand corrected; -I've planted 1,162 trees, no more, no less...
 

Frances Darcy (219)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 7:12 am
I was taught this in Geography nearly 40yrs ago .... trees are so important.
 

Tom Tree (247)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 7:16 am

HELL YEAH!
Signed, Noted & Shared
Thank you for Sharing this.... !
 

Silvia Gonzalez (32)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 7:28 am
Plant trees, visit www.tree-nation.com
 

Mari 's (1364)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 8:21 am
The Eden project http://www.edenprojects.org/videos/watch/ethiopia-update-2010 Not just trees but a lot of these trees bring food for hungry people. Eden and Trees For The Future too!
 

June M. (106)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 8:30 am
thanks for posting Cal
 

Dave C. (216)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 8:35 am
great idea!
 

Gloria picchetti (296)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 8:40 am
Very interesting. Shared.
 

Mari 's (1364)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 8:44 am
Halting deforestations helps a lot more just so people know I really does,. Deforestation causes massive climate changes among 100's of other things that are connected with that. especially in places where they are using wood to cook seven days a week 365 days a year... that's a lot of burned up dead trees and habitat.
 

GGmaSheila D. (172)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 11:56 am
Hope people are listening so these trees can be planted ASAP. We need to get as many trees in the ground as we can...it won't make up for all the island deforestations, or the Amazon. Of course there's the American old growth forests loggers want...Thank you.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 12:55 pm
Thank you.
 

Gvapo T. (22)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 1:53 pm
thanks call
the trees should be planted everywhere and whenever possible!
 

Inge Bjorkman (143)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 2:36 pm
Love trees
 

Beth S. (332)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 2:37 pm
This is what Israel has been doing over 50 years!

Israel has planted desert hills and valleys. It has made green the dry, rocky and barren.

Israel kept developing better and better agricultural methods to allow the trees to grow and use a minimal amount of water.

Israel was the ONLY country in the world that entered the 21st Century with MORE trees than it had in the 20th Century, due to the high priority on turning the desert green.

All other countries BESIDES Israel, entered the 21st Century with less trees.

Palestinians have been setting fire to Israel's forests and there have been some terrible fires that have killed people and animals, as part of the Palestinian Forest Fire Jihad.

Let's get back to sanity, plant trees, and enjoy them and all the things they give to the earth.

 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 4:37 pm
Thank you
 

Twyla Sparks (208)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 8:38 pm
you can never plant to many trees, so please plant trees.
 

Elisa F. (236)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 10:20 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. I originally read about this on Tree-Nation. Cynthia B posted about this...so very interesting! I am more than happy to be reminded. Such a fantastic idea. Let's keep planting those trees!!!
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 11:56 pm
Thank you for the thrilling news! It works and has been done by a couple in.... I think it was West Texas. In any event, I saw it on a documentary, and it was amazing! I wish I could recall with more accuracy.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 12:29 am
Excellent. Thanks.
 

Sherri G. (114)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 1:22 am
TY Cal for posting good news and amazing story. Plant on. Noted
 

Silvia Saletti (26)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 2:45 am
noted, thanks for sharing!
 

Dimitris Dallis (2)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 3:23 am
Thanks again Cal.
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 11:57 pm
Very good idea. Thanks.
 
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