Tag Archives: article

Forestation Efforts Across the World

Forestation efforts, tall trees

In 2019, the government of Ethiopia undertook a challenge to plant four billion trees in just three months. Since the 1950s, the country’s forest cover has fallen from around 40 per cent of its land to just 15 per cent. Ethiopia’s achievement also spurred other countries to take forestation seriously and make similar commitments. Forestation […]

Rainforest Destruction: Why It’s Worse Than Regular Forest Loss

rainforest destruction

In March 2021, the first study of greenhouse gases in the Amazon rainforest warned that the rainforest was releasing more carbon dioxide than it was absorbing. This made headlines around the world – and for good reason. Tropical rainforests are regarded as the ‘lungs of the earth’. They regulate the planet’s oxygen and rainfall. That […]

How Much Carbon Does Planting a Tree Offset?

carbon offset tree planting

In 2019, scientists calculated that the world could offset a lot of our carbon dioxide pollution by planting over 1.2 trillion trees, without encroaching on farmland or urban areas. They found that there are approximately 1.7 billion hectares of land that could be used to grow trees – an area bigger than the US and […]

The Deforestation Carbon Cycle

The Deforestation Carbon Cycle

Deforestation is the permanent removal of forests in order to convert the land for other purposes. Carbon is the fourth most abundant element in the Universe. The carbon cycle is the transfer of carbon between different reservoirs on Earth. It is instrumental in maintaining a stable climate and carbon balance. So, how does deforestation affect […]

Global Warming Is a Hoax: Conspiracy or Imminent Climate Change Disaster?

Global warming hoax

Some people believe global warming is a hoax; a conspiracy cooked up by politicians to control our lives. Are they right? Or, are we on the edge of an imminent climate change disaster? Is global warming a conspiracy or imminent climate change disaster? Here’s a simple way to look at the issue. Every year, our […]

Pre-Combustion Carbon Capture: CO2 Capture Technologies

Pre-Combustion Carbon Capture: CO2 Capture Technologies

There is no doubt that the main cause of climate change is the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and gas. When they are burned, these fossil fuels release carbon dioxide (CO2). This gas enters the atmosphere where it traps heat and causes the planet’s temperature to increase. Global emissions have now reached […]

Deforestation Images: The Global Impact of Deforestation

Deforestation Images: The Global Impact of Deforestation

The following deforestation images provide snapshots of the way humans are radically changing our environment. More than 43 million hectares, a land mass the size of Morocco, was lost through deforestation between 2004 and 2017. Deforestation causes about 10 per cent of global greenhouse gases, roughly equal to the yearly emissions of 600 million cars. […]

What Is a Tree Garden?

Tree Garden

A tree garden is simply a garden adorned with trees to give it more substance, colour and character. If you select the right species, you can create a beautiful tree garden that elevates the natural space you have. Tree gardens are also known as arboretums. They are mainly grown for botanical, communal or aesthetic reasons […]



In July 2019, Ethiopia made headlines worldwide through forestation after claiming its people had collectively planted 350 million trees in 12 hours. This mass planting of trees effort was a world record. In fact, the story was so popular that other governments soon made similar pledges. Britain’s Jeremy Corbyn pledged to plant two billion trees […]

Carbon Storage: This is where CO2 is captured

Carbon Storage

Carbon is the basis of all life but, as carbon dioxide (CO2), it is a major problem for our climate. Yet, only a small proportion is in the air at all. Much larger carbon storage mediums are forests, soils or oceans. What is carbon storage? Carbon (“C” as a chemical element) is present everywhere around […]