"It is 2050. We have been successful at halving emissions every decade
since 2020. We are heading for a world that will be no more than 1.5C
warmer by 2100
In most places in the world, the air is moist and fresh, even in cities.
It feels a lot like walking through a forest and very likely this is
exactly what you are doing. The air is cleaner than it has been since
before the Industrial Revolution. We have trees to thank for that. They
It wasn’t the single solution we required, but the proliferation of
trees bought us the time we needed to vanquish carbon emissions. When we
started, it was purely practical, a tactic to combat climate crisis by
relocating the carbon: the trees took carbon dioxide out of the air,
released oxygen and put the carbon back where it belongs, in the soil.
This, of course, helped to diminish climate crisis, but the benefits
were even greater. On every sensory level, the ambient feeling of living
on what has again become a green planet has been transformative,
especially in cities."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics