Assistant Forest Officer, Cyrille John, wants more efforts made at replanting trees to combat climate change
With Caribbean islands being told to step up efforts to combat climate change, Assistant Forest Officer, Cyrille John, says the forest is a very important component in that fight.
In that regard, John is advising that greater efforts be made at planting trees especially in countries where forests have been destroyed.
According to John, carbon dioxide is one of the biggest contributors to climate change, of which the human race has produced increasing amounts since the industrial age.
Trees decrease the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by absorbing it from the air and converting it into clean oxygen, which they release, and carbon, which they store. As a result of this natural process, John believes healthy forests are the most efficient, inexpensive, and natural system to combat climate change.
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