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The overlapping crises of climate change, mass species extinction, and an unsustainable global food system are on a collision course toward what might best be called an ecological land grab. Coping with each of these problems will require a different way of using of Earth's lands, and as experts crunch the numbers it is becoming unnervingly clear that there may not be enough terra firma to go around.Yet, 2018 saw a record 41.5 billion tons of planet-warming CO2 added to the atmosphere, up two percent from the previous record, set the year before.Crowther's "trillion tree" initiative made headlines, but has come in for a drubbing. His calculations, according to climate scientists, appear to assume that every ton of CO2 stored in replanted trees would be a ton of CO2 removed from the atmosphere. Whether that "great food transformation" is compatible with plant-based schemes to suck CO2 out of the air remains uncertain.
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