Stop planting more trees!

I love trees too. I love natural forests even more and I strongly support reforestation when it makes sense. What does not make sense is planting trees willy nilly as an indulgence for the sin of having emitted CO2. It allows us to shirk the question of how much of a problem CO2 really is. But way more important – it gives those who can afford so an easy out of all the obligations that they want to impose on the rest of us. A normal person can not afford the additional cost of planting trees without any sense at all so they will have to bear the brunt of those policies. Taking away the easy way out for our elites would do much to make them reflect on their own choices.

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