Shellfish motivation: the climate crisis could be solved with seas, not trees

| Dr David Moore |

Many efforts have been made to promote forest conservation, afforestation and restoration on a global scale – such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Special Report of 2018, which suggested that an increase of 1 billion hectares of forest will be necessary to limit global warming to 1.5°C by 2050. The following year, Jean-François Bastin’s group mapped the global potential tree coverage and estimated that the world’s ecosystems could support an additional 0.9 billion hectares of continuous forest (corresponding to a more than 25 percent increase in forested area) and that such a change has the potential to cut the atmospheric carbon pool by about 25 percent.

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Dr David Moore

David Moore, BSc, PhD, DSc, FLS, retired from the Faculty of Life Sciences of the University of Manchester in 2009 after 43 years service to the university. He was born in Liverpool (1942) but has lived in south Manchester since 1966. Today, he considers himself to be a freelance writer. He lives in Stockport with his wife, Elizabeth.