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THE POWER OF TREES

Posted on: May 20, 2021

Planet Releaf – Planting One Million Trees

ABOUT THE WORLD’S TREES

THE MATH IN TERMS OF LAND AREA

  1. THERE ARE 8.7E9 HECTARES OF LAND ON EARTH WHERE TREES CAN BE GROWN.
  2. OF THAT, 5.5E9 HECTARES ALREADY HAVE TREES.
  3. THIS MEANS THAT THE MAXIMUM PHOTOSYNTHESIS IMPACT OF HUMANS PLANTING TREES IS (8.7-5.5)/8.7 OR LESS THAN 37%. OF TOTAL LAND PHOTOSYNTHESIS.
  4. HOWEVER, 50% TO 80% OF THE WORLD’S PHOTOSYNTHESIS IS IN THE OCEAN. TAKING THE MIDPOINT OF THIS RANGE WE CAN SAY THAT ON AVERAGE THE OCEAN PROVIDES 65% OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND LAND ONLY 35%.
  5. THEREFORE, THE MAXIMUM HUMAN IMPACT OF PLANTING TREES IS TO INCREASE PHOTOSYNTHESIS BY 37% OF 35% OR ABOUT 13% AT MOST.
  6. THIS MAXIMUM POSSIBLE IMPACT OF HUMANS PLANTING TREES IS WELL WITHIN THE UNCERTAINTY RANGE OF GLOBAL PHOTOSYNTHESIS ESTIMATIONS.
  7. THEREFORE NO MEASURABLE OR STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT PHOTOSYNTHESIS EFFECT IS POSSIBLE BY HUMANS PLANTING TREES.

THE MATH IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF TREES

ON AVERAGE THERE ARE 1600 TREES PER HECTARE. ON THIS BASIS WE CAN EXPRESS THE MATH PRESENTED ABOVE IN TERMS OF HOW MANY TREES.

IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF TREES, THERE ARE MORE THAN 8,800 BILLION TREES IN THE WORLD’S FORESTS. THIS MEANS THAT FOR EACH BILLION TREES YOU PLANT, WE WILL INCREASE THE WORLD’S LAND PHOTOSYNTHESIS BY 0.011%. HOWEVER, PHOTOSYNTHESIS IS MOSTLY IN THE OCEAN WITH LAND PHOTOSYNTHESIS ACCOUNTING FOR NO MORE THAN 35% OF THE WORLD’S PHOTOSYNTHESIS. THIS MEANS THAT FOR EACH BILLION TREES YOU PLANT YOU WILL INCREASE THE WORLD’S PHOTOSYNTHESIS BY 0004% AND THUS SAVE THE PLANET. THANK YOU.

4 Responses to "THE POWER OF TREES"

Wow! It’s wonderful. Thank you 😊

Thank you for your kind comment.

Accepting a false premise as the basis for a discussion wastes everyone’s time.

False Premise #1: CO2 is a pollutant

Nothing could be further from the truth. More CO2 released from hydrocarbon usage means more photosynthesis, on land and in the water, and more food without any additional cost of water or fertilizer.

False Premise #2: CO2 remains in the atmosphere

44 = molecular weight of CO2
18 = molecular weight of H2O

https://old.ptable.com/

CO2 molecules released by hydrocarbon usage precipitate out of the atmosphere like hailstones because they’re more than 2 times as heavy as H2O and and more than 3 times as heavy as air (14.3 atomic weight, more or less) and so immediately navigate to the soil and ocean where they’re needed.

More CO2 converted from hydrocarbons into the biosphere means more calcium “carbonate” at the bottom of the oceanic food chain, diatoms, mollusks and coral reefs.

False Premise #3: CO2 heats the planet because it magically disobeys the laws of physics and retains infrared radiation with weird “feedback” loops.

The mass media has always been a tool to mislead the uneducated masses, and unfortunately too many of the educated class have too little actual scientific training to know that CO2 molecules cannot disobey Boyle’s Law, or the law of gravity.

All of the peer reviewed papers and beautiful charts and graphs cannot change the simple fact that more CO2 released from hydrocarbon usage is a good thing for our biosphere, world hunger and our planetary food chain.

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