Plant a tree. Save the world?

November 25, 2006

Last month, Nobel laureate and environmentalist Wangari Maathai called for a global initiative to plant one billion trees to help fight off global warming and climate changes.  Ms. Maathai, the first female African to win the Nobel Peace Prize, says “Anyone can dig a hole; anyone can put a tree in that hole and water it.  And everyone can make sure that the tree they plant survives.”  While I support Ms. Maathai’s idea, I believe there are a few flaws in her logic.  Read the rest of this entry »