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Tue Jan 21, 2020, 01:15 PM

Trump announces the US will join 1 trillion tree initiative

Source: The Hill

President Trump on Tuesday announced the United States will join the One Trillion Trees Initiative launched at the World Economic Forum as world leaders seek to combat climate change.

Trump made the announcement during an address to global business leaders gathered for the annual event in Davos, Switzerland.

"We're committed to conserving he majesty of Godís creation and the natural beauty of our world," Trump said, adding that the U.S. "will continue to show strong leadership in restoring, growing and better managing our trees and our forests.

The announcement that the U.S. will join the initiative drew some of the most sustained applause of any portion of Trump's 30-minute speech, which focused mostly on his administration's accomplishments and the strength of the U.S. economy. That economic message contrasted with other world leaders who used the forum to highlight issues like climate change and global collaboration.

Climate change was a central issue leading up to this week's World Economic Forum. The One Trillion Trees Initiative followed remarks by an ecologist last year that planting 1.2 trillion trees could neutralize carbon dioxide emissions.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/479087-trump-announces-the-us-will-join-1-trillion-tree-initiative#.XicG5VTLANc.twitter

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Reply Trump announces the US will join 1 trillion tree initiative (Original post)
Calista241 Jan 21 OP
sandensea Jan 21 #1
sinkingfeeling Jan 21 #2
JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 22 #28
rzemanfl Jan 21 #3
bucolic_frolic Jan 21 #4
Ghost Dog Jan 21 #17
Bayard Jan 21 #5
Maxheader Jan 21 #6
SWBTATTReg Jan 21 #7
bronxiteforever Jan 21 #8
Ilsa Jan 21 #9
truthisfreedom Jan 21 #10
Firestorm49 Jan 21 #11
hatrack Jan 22 #20
IronLionZion Jan 21 #12
durablend Jan 21 #14
IcyPeas Jan 21 #13
NickB79 Jan 21 #15
dna80 Jan 22 #22
Flaleftist Jan 21 #16
pazzyanne Jan 21 #18
dna80 Jan 22 #23
ehrnst Jan 22 #24
zanana1 Jan 22 #19
Kaiserguy Jan 22 #21
captain jack Jan 22 #25
at140 Jan 22 #26
Botany Jan 22 #27
Dyedinthewoolliberal Jan 23 #29

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 01:17 PM

1. That's good - though he'll probably have a few hundred planted, and he'll keep the change

Everything's a racket to that guy.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 01:18 PM

2. Where does he think they'll be planted? You can't drill for

or frack for oil in the middle of forssts.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 03:36 PM

28. They'd look nice, planted along his fairways on his golf courses.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 01:18 PM

3. Does he have any idea

how trees grow?

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 01:26 PM

4. Trump means planting trees

in asphalt parking lots.

This sounds like GHWB who announced prior to refusing to attend the Rio Summit that he would be "the environmental president".

Don't believe a word these doofusses utter

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 06:43 PM

17. I don't believe it, but urban trees

are a good idea too.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 01:27 PM

5. Hypocritical much?

The man who's been busy taking out environmental protections.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 01:30 PM

6. Notice how the orange haired handjob...

Is careful not to mention the benefit trees have on the environment...


On average, one acre of new forest can sequester about 2.5 tons of carbon annually. Young trees absorb CO2 at a rate of 13 pounds per tree each year. Trees reach their most productive stage of carbon storage at about 10 years at which point they are estimated to absorb 48 pounds of CO2 per year.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 01:38 PM

7. Who gives a flying hoot what rump wants...folks in the US were going to do this regardless...

of what this scumbag says anyway more than likely and he took credit I'm sure for their efforts.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 01:44 PM

8. Endless bull from America's Favorite Casino Operator

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 01:47 PM

9. I wish we could get developers to stop

cutting down every tree to start a new SFR development. They simply refuse to leave a few and work around them. It's difficult, but possible.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 02:02 PM

10. One trillion net trees? Or one trillion minus deforestation?

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 02:03 PM

11. $10 says he reversed course before the day is over..

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 07:22 AM

20. He won't even remember he said it by this time tomorrow

More bullshit from the Bullshitter In Chief.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 02:33 PM

12. Dumbass probably thinks he get to chop down a trillion trees

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 03:43 PM

14. asdf

Probably *somehow* getting paid to plant them then paid *again* to chop them down.

He sure as shit isn't going to do this without profiting off of it.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 02:34 PM

13. who's gonna rake all those leaves off the floor?

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 05:11 PM

15. The entire "trillion tree study" was fatally flawed from the start

The research was extremely sloppy. The researchers proposed planting trees on millions of acres of land typically covered in prairie or savanna, which are themselves carbon-sequestering, ecologically rich habitats.

We can't get out of our carbon hole appreciably by planting trees. Only quitting fossil fuels and letting land revert to it's natural state can do that.

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 08:40 AM

22. he hasn't a clue!

He's so against the notion of Climate change, this is just talk.
Anything that helps us, will be tabooed by him, why do we even listen.
The only thing we need to listen to is what regulations are being destroyed to cause climate change,
any regulation the Democrats want or have put in place.
He is the scariest person I fear for the lives of Americans every where and especially in the US.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 06:36 PM

16. Didn't he just open Alaska's Tongass national forest to logging?

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 08:48 AM

23. Thank you!

We don't always get news of what Trump and his cronies are doing behind the Tweets. We need to focus on what he is doing behind his buffoonish acts and speeches.
The News media is never focused on what important.
We need better news reporting.

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Response to dna80 (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 09:10 AM

24. You may not be familiar with NPR. I highly recommend it. (nt)

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 06:24 AM

19. i hope that this will happen, but...

He's probably lying.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 08:05 AM

21. Trump probably thinks

that it mean he get to cut down a Trillion trees instead of planting them.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 11:17 AM

25. ...and provide the wood industry with more trees.

"What a fool believes."

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 11:22 AM

26. Does Trump know how many zeroes in a Trillion?

(it is 12).

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 11:23 AM

27. Pure gibberish

"We're committed to conserving he majesty of Godís creation and the natural beauty of our world," Trump said, adding that the U.S. "will continue to show strong leadership in restoring, growing and better managing our trees and our forests.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 02:19 AM

29. He's so dumb.

How dumb is he? He's so dumb he doesn't realize taking the lead on an issue like this could actually help his ratings. He could have taken his massive ego and gotten behind this idea 2 years ago and proclaimed he was the leader of the 'Save the Earth' campaign. As it is, I will believe we participate in this project when I see it...ÖÖ...

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