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News: Recent headlines and research built on the 2018 IPCC special report have indicated that planting about 1 billion new hectares of forest globally (and preserving those trees to maturity) could substantially help limit global warming to 1.5 degrees C by 2050; 1 hectare is equivalent to about 2.5 acres. That sounds somewhat encouraging (though a 1.5 degree C increase will still have large and…

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