Forests are carbon sinks, but how much can they handle?
Did you know that tropical forests add more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than they absorb?
The study in 2017 was reported by the ScientficAmerican (www.scientificamerican.com). it also pointed out that these forests emit more CO2 than all of America's cars and trucks.
The notion that planting trees will solve the climate crisis is not entirely true. Trees are carbon sinks to some extent. Carbon sinks are natural elements that absorb more carbon chemicals than they release. Forest carbon is released when trees die and decay naturally or when they are on fire.