The idea of massively expanding tree planting as a solution to climate change started in the hallowed halls of academia, but has found its way to Capitol Hill. Republican lawmakers have seized on it as a climate policy they can support.
Air date: Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020
We discuss the feasilbility of mass afforestation and reforestation, how much it can help stabilize temperatures, and examine what this tells us about the politics of climate. Hosted by Sam Evans-Brown, host of NHPR's Outside/In podcast.
- Lisa Friedman - New York Times reporter on the climate desk, focusing on climate and environmental policy in Washington.
- David Publicover - Senior Staff Scientist at Appalachian Mountain Club.
- Annie Ropeik - NHPR Energy and Environment reporter.
- Sarah Sax - Environmental Journalist, Researcher, and Writer