Quartz Obsession
Quartz Obsession
Feb 28, 2023
Tree planting: Sowing complacency
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Tree planting certainly seems like a wholesome, tidy way to make up for carbon emission. Take a flight? Plant a tree. Emissions: gone. But reforestation has gone from a radical political movement to a convenient corporate gimmick to encourage conscience-free consumption in the age of climate change. But not only is tree planting not that helpful in offsetting carbon emissions—it might even be counterproductive.

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Episode art by Vicky Leta

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