140,000 Think Planting Trees Will Offset Trump’s Withdrawal From The Paris Climate Accord

Three climate scientists have started an initiative to plant more than 100 billion new trees to mitigate the environmental impact of President Donald Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris agreement on climate change, the BBC reports.

Current pledges to plant trees number about 140,000 from a little over 500 people, 0.0000014 percent of the #TrumpForest project’s ambitious goal, according to project’s website.

Project creators Dan Price of Britain, Jeff Willis of the U.S., and Adrien Taylor of New Zealand are encouraging twitter users to tag actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio in tweets to draw his attention to the project.

“We’ve met some of the people on the front lines of climate change in Bangladesh, Mongolia and in other countries, and we found it extremely upsetting that Mr. Trump’s ignorance is so profound,” Taylor told the BBC. “So we started to do something about it. Only a small percentage of the world voted him in, but we all have to deal with the consequences of his climate ignorance.”

The project began in March 2017 with the goal of planting enough trees that “the backward steps of the Trump Administration will be negated until a sane, logical government, that bases its decisions on scientific advice wins the next election,” the website says.

Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord in June saying the withdrawal is “in America’s economic interest and won’t matter much to the climate.”

“This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States,” Trump told reporters.

A recent study found the chance of preventing temperatures from warming more than 2 degrees Celsius is just 5 percent under Paris climate regulations.

“Current [Paris Climate Accord] pledges need to be ratcheted up significantly to curb emissions quickly enough to remain below 2°C,” the Trump Forest website states.

After fielding criticism for naming the forest after Trump and feeding the president’s narcissism, the three climate scientists defended the name saying they want him to “love the forest,” according to the BBC.

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    David Lewis

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    I wonder how many years without warming it will take before people like the authors realize that man made climate change is a fraud. I but some will still believe in the cause if we enter a mini ice age.

    Most of the time planting trees is a good idea. With the extreme cost of the Paris Treaty, why wasn’t planting trees the first solution? Could it be all of the hidden agendas supported by forcing a reduction in fossil fuel use?

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      John

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      I agree with you.
      Planting trees makes way more sense than planting windmills.
      Man made climate change is exactly that: man made. Fraudulent lies.

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    JayPee

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    Why is the idiocy of the
    ” co2-greenhouse-global warming ” conjecture
    accepted as gospel indisputable fact
    when there never has been an iota of proof
    to substantiate it ?

    This alarmism is in no way science,
    it is fanatical religious fervor because of a desire to believe
    that which does not exist.

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    Sonnyhill

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    Planting a tree to save the planet is like believing baptism will save your soul.
    Honestly, trees plant themselves. They are the ultimate weed, grabbing sunlight (by virtue of their height) and water (deep roots) from lesser plants. Hardly the heroes to socialists.
    Let the Warmists put their money where their mouth is, buy land and retire it. The trees will happen. No taxpayer subsidies allowed.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    These Eco-Wacko idiots will try anything to stop something(Global Warming)that’s not happening if their not going vegan or riding bikes or taking part in that dumb Earth Hour poppycock now they want to plant trees to offset the CO2 which these idiots think is a Polutant and frankly the worst form of polution is the mind polution from the radical enviromental groups(Greenpeace,NRDC,EDF,Sierra Club,Earth Justice Etc)and the usial hollywood wackos(DiCaprio,Laurie David,Al Gore Etc)and the TV trash like Captian Planet or some liberal Earthday Special

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    old44

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    Good one Sonnyhill, but what about your socialist mate Bob Hawke and his election promise to plant one billion trees, what a load of crap that turned out to be.

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    Shoki Kaneda

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    Why don’t they ever criticize the Brazilians who tolerate raping the Amazon basin?

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    Sonnyhill

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    Thanks to the Liberals’ expensive energy policy, firewood is making a comeback in Ontario.
    If you really want to make the world a better place plant environmentalists, not trees. Six feet deep works best.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    I would like to see Leonardo DiCaprio,Robert Kennedy Jr,Al Gore,Luarie David and the rest of the Hollywood enviromentalists wackos soil their lilly white hands and plan some trees without the paparazi vultures hanging around

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