Restoring natural forests is the best way to remove atmospheric carbon

Plans to triple the area of plantations will not meet 1.5 °C climate goals. New natural forests can, argue Simon L. Lewis, Charlotte E. Wheeler and colleagues. [Simon L. Lewis, Charlotte E. Wheeler, Edward T.A. Mitchard & Alezander Koch / Natureresearch journal 02.04.2019] Keeping global warming below 1.5 °C to avoid dangerous climate change1 requires the removal of…