Earth has 0.9 billion hectares that are suitable for new forests" ... and that is about the size of America. ...............
Do you think other nations or organizations could put pressure to halt destruction of the Amazonian Rainforest?
Actually it is the plowing and mass destruction of praries, Grasslands, the draining of wetlands and swamp across this planet!
These actually sequester more carbon the arboreal forests!
Of course all of these eccentric plant masses are all part of the system carbon/oxygen/nitrogen atmospheric life of this planet!
Yes, all forms of plant destruction is beyond the tipping point!
During the Great Depression FDR had the had the WPA plant over Six billion trees across this country from 1932 to 1940!
The more plants and trees we plant the better without any doubt!
Hopefully this will help beyond our wildest dreams!
To answer your question, no. It does make me wonder about the state of other rain forests, like in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.
I think it more likely they'll just wait until Antarctica's land mass loses its ice cover and plant the trees there. It should be warm enough that they'll grow well. Of course, they won't plant in those areas where coal needs to be mined.
Lets do some back of the envelope calculations here...
38.2 billion tons of CO2 are released by human activites each year. The average tree absorbs 48 pounds of CO2 per year at its' peak absorption at about 10 years. That means we need 1.6 trillion 10 year old trees. If you place them 20 feet apart each, you need 636 tri square feet, or 22.8 million square miles. The US has 3,531,905 square miles.
Mankind has been merrily hacking down forests for centuries or more everywhere without a thought to the damage they've been causing to the environment/Ecosystems, plant more trees than you use, green up the planet and we can reduce, to some extent, the damage we are doing plus it may just help increase the purity of the air we NEED to survive and stop the deserts of the world from their seemingly endless creeping marches.