In a new study that excluded cities and agricultural areas, researchers found that the planet has nearly 3.5 million square miles (9 million square kilometers) to spare for trees. The team's calculation "shows clearly that forest restoration is the best climate change solution available today," Crowther added.
Amazon claimed that it would eventually power its cloud services entirely with renewable energy. She said of Amazon’s decision to not disclose carbon emissions data: “It’s almost a bare minimum you could do to try and look like you’re taking climate change seriously,” she said.
If all proposed fossil fuel developments went ahead, including Adani’s Carmichael mine , other proposed coal developments in the Galilee Basin and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in Western Australia, and other countries adopted policies consistent with the Paris agreement, Australia could be linked to 17% of carbon pollution.