Comment on "The global tree restoration potential"

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Abstract

Bastin et al (Reports, 5 July 2019, p. 76) claim that 205 gigatonnes of carbon can be globally sequestered by restoring 0.9 billion hectares of forest and woodland canopy cover. Reinterpreting the data from Bastin et al, we show that the global land area actually required to sequester human-emitted CO2 is at least a factor of 3 higher, representing an unrealistically large area.

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  • Macquarie University, Sydney
  • University of Twente
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  • Climate Research
Original languageEnglish
Article numbereaaz0111
JournalScience (New York, N.Y.)
Volume366
Issue number6469
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov 29
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes