Five hundred people have already pledged to plant 140,000 trees.
Only 999,000,000,860,000 trees to go!
Three climate scientists have started an initiative to plant more than 100 billion new trees to mitigate the environmental impact of President Donald Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris agreement on climate change, the BBC reports.
Current pledges to plant trees number about 140,000 from a little over 500 people, 0.0000014 percent of the #TrumpForest project’s ambitious goal, according to project’s website….
“We’ve met some of the people on the front lines of climate change in Bangladesh, Mongolia and in other countries, and we found it extremely upsetting that Mr. Trump’s ignorance is so profound,” Taylor told the BBC. “So we started to do something about it. Only a small percentage of the world voted him in, but we all have to deal with the consequences of his climate ignorance.”….
Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord in June saying the withdrawal is “in America’s economic interest and won’t matter much to the climate.”
“This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States,” Trump told reporters.
A recent study found the chance of preventing temperatures from warming more than 2 degrees Celsius is just 5 percent under Paris climate regulations….