Planting Trees And Carbondioxide (CO2) Emission: It’s Effects On Climate Change

Peter Anthony, Tanko Mohammed Abdullahi


Trees have a three-pronged effect on our climate: Role in absorbing the sun rays from bouncing back the earth surface; through photosynthesis, trees absorb carbondioxide (CO2) and other pollutant particulates, then store the carbon and emit pure oxygen (O2) and water is absorbed from the roots by evapotranspiration to cool the air. Planting trees is a major means of affecting climate change. Trees have influences on all spheres of life and all strata of human endeavours. The effects may be adverse or favourable depending on the location on the planet earth. Carbondioxide (CO2) emission, which is the most important gas causing climate change among the green house gases has been unchecked since the industrial revolution. Other greenhouse gases which include methane (CH4), nitrous dioxide (NO2), and several artificial gases, Hydrofluorocarbon (HFCS), perfluorocarbon (PFCS) and Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) were addressed under the Kyoto protocol.

This paper highlights the implication of planting trees and the sequel of carbondioxide (CO2) emission at different parts of the earth surface. Solutions were postulated depending on location.

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