A decade-long experiment led by Duke University scientists indicates that trees provide little help in offsetting increased levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.
Note to the hordes of indignant commenters lunging for the CAPS LOCK key: this does not mean trees are worthless. Trees do many wonderful things. They’re like ponies and ice cream, only awesomer. I’m going to go hug one as soon as I’m done with this post. Yay for trees!
It just so happens they’re not going to save us from climate change.