Green Rush: Will pines really save the planet?

Great long read from RNZ: When arguing for pines over natives, or crafting government policy to encourage forestry investment, carbon storage cannot be the only focus, Dame Anne says. “If we’re thinking about the crisis that we’re facing at the moment, it’s not just climate change. It’s waterways’ degradation, it’s degradation of the ocean, it’s biodiversity losses. Those are at least as threatening to human survival, collectively … and in the short term, as well as the long term, it makes no sense to tackle one of those crises in a way that makes the others worse.”

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