Best way to zero CO2 emissions
From time to time, society’s interest in buying and selling carbon credits, generated with the preservation of native forests, by companies and people who wish to zero their carbon footprint or reduce CO2 emissions and their impact on the global climate returns.
Preserving native forests is the main function of selling carbon credits and this is very important to prevent the CO2 we emit through multiple sources (cars, industries, livestock and much more) from continuing to accumulate in our atmosphere.
Now I want to invite you to do a simple calculation.
This information is not 100% accurate, but it is approximate so you can understand what is going on here.
When we simply preserve forests and do not recover degraded areas that were once forests, and we don’t plant forests to recover the green cover we once had, what happens?
The logic is quite simple:
Approximately 200 years ago, there were more or less 6 trillion trees (data not exact), and we produced very little CO2, so the trees that existed at that time were probably able to use the CO2 that we produced artificially, in the processes that the tree uses when capturing CO2 from the atmosphere, one of them, the production of wood.
From 200 years to now, what have we done?
We cut down practically half of these trees, today we estimate that there are approximately 3 trillion trees on the planet forming green cover, and at the same time, we create thousands of industries, we manufacture millions of cars that generate pollution, we build urban centers with billions of people that produce more CO2.
What does it means?
That the remaining trees, with the increase in CO2 production, are unable to absorb the additional CO2 that we produce per hour, in quantities much greater than 200 years ago, and worse, generating millions of tons of CO2 that are released into the atmosphere every hour.
So how can we say that we are “zero carbon footprint” or “reducing carbon emissions”, if in fact, we are producing much more CO2 than 200 years ago, and we have much fewer trees.
Do you understand that the account does not make sense?
Therefore, saying that we are zeroing in on our carbon footprint or reducing emissions just because we buy carbon credits is either a complete fallacy or a comfortable illusion.
We are lying to ourselves and we are lying to society.
There is only one way to absorb the CO2 responsible for climate change, and that is by planting trees.
And, here we are not saying that it is not important to preserve, of course it is, if we do not preserve what is left of the forest, it becomes even more difficult to fight climate change with fewer trees, but what we mean is, it is not true that what leftover trees is able to absorb the exaggeration of CO2 that we produce artificially every hour.
This is the reason why we decided to create the iPlantForest Group (I plant forests), because we believe that the only way to absorb this carbon that is released into the atmosphere every hour will be through the planting of billions or even 1 trillion trees, and they will be able to absorb this excessive carbon in the wood production process during their growth.
And it was also for this reason, knowing that we have to plant this huge amount of trees, that we have been working on the Forest.Bot project (Patent Pending) for years, which is the machine that will plant thousands of tree seedlings per hour , with low cost, using artificial intelligence to check the planting quality of each seedling, with geo reference to generate planting maps in real time, and allowing everyone to know where we are planting and what, irrigating during planting with water or gel , to ensure plantings with lower rates of seedling loss, and a lot of resources needed to be able to carry out this action of planetary dimensions.
The conclusion is quite simple: preserve native forests and plant trees to combat climate change, to zero your carbon footprint and to reduce carbon emissions.
Watch this short movie to better understand the above argument.