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Until the US, Europe, Asia, and South America get serious about re-forestation (huge swaths of Europe and Asia were de-forested hundreds or a thousand years ago or more), I don't give any sort of carbon allotment scheme much chance of making any difference...

Some good news:

Using 35 years of satellite data, Song et al. examined global land use changes. They found that tree cover has increased by 2.24 million km2 (+7% relative to the 1982 level). This overall gain is the result of a loss in the tropics being outweighed by gains outside the tropics.

Global land change from 1982 to 2016

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