Earth Day 2022: Free Trees to Help Heal Our Planet
The most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Assessment Report 6 (AR6). warned that "unless there are immediate and deep emissions reductions across all sectors, 1.5Â°C is beyond reach.” With warming above 1.5C, the climate impacts are projected to be catastrophic. This report emphasizes that time to act is running out. Although slashing greenhouse gas emissions is the most important step, increasing carbon sinks is also important, including planting new trees and preserving current forests. The goal of this project is to thus increase Waco's carbon sink by adding trees to the current stock. An annual distribution is anticipated.
Alan D. Northcutt, M.D.