A tonne of fossil carbon isn’t the same as a tonne of new trees: why offsets can’t save us
Reaching net zero would be an easy task if we could keep burning fossil fuels and offsetting them with carbon credits. But there’s one fundamental problem: one tonne of carbon dioxide pumped into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels is not the same as one tonne of carbon stored in the tree trunks of a newly planted forest. Here's everything you need to know about carbon offsetting (and why it's far from equal when it comes to reducing emissions).
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