Missing the Ecosystems for the Trees

Albert Bates
12 min readAug 21, 2023

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Will planting trees get us out of our climate pickle? Not entirely. But it could increase the world’s natural drawdown of atmospheric carbon by 25%.

Most mornings when I get up I check the weather. I’d like to know what it will be doing so I can plan my day around that.

Even after all these years of observing patterns, I am often surprised. I will walk out on my deck and…

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Albert Bates

Emergency Planetary Technician and Climate Science Wonk — using naturopathic remedies to recover the Holocene without geoengineering or ponzinomics.