Earth Day 2020: Why global reforestation will restore the earth’s health

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. It arrives during a global health crisis that scientists have long predicted. Suddenly, we find ourselves in a real nightmare scenario that science warned us about, with human and social tragedies unfolding globally. The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic will stay with us for years.

Science has of course also warned us about the unfolding climate and environmental crises. For example, we know that:

These trends simply cannot continue and need to be reversed.