President Joe Biden promulgated weeks ago that Vice President Kamala Harris would oversee the chaotic surge of thousands of migrants into the United States, but she has yet to tour the U.S. border with Mexico.
The White House announced Harris will hold a virtual meeting with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on May 7 to discuss “migration” but that will not be the main focus of the discussion, according to the Daily Mail:
Mexico’s top diplomat revealed the news and said the video meeting will focus on Mexico’s questioned tree-planting program. López Obrador is endeavoring to get the United States to avail fund a massive expansion of the program into Central America as a way to stem migration.
It comes amid a dramatic surge in illegal crossings at the border, with more than 172,000 encounters in March alone, including a historic number of unaccompanied children. Harris’ office said in a statement that the meeting will focus on ‘the common goals of prosperity, good governance and addressing the root causes of migration.’ It did not mention the tree-planting initiative.
López Obrador verbalized about his ‘Planting Life’ program at the virtual climate change summit Biden staged last week. The conception is to pay farmers to plant 1 billion fruit and timber trees in Mexico. The program has been elongated to El Salvador, and López Obrador wants U.S. funding to further elongate it to Honduras and Guatemala.
López Obrador believes the program averts farmers from forsaking their land to come to the United States. He also proposed the U.S. give migrants six-month work visas that lead to citizenship. “But environmentalists question whether planting sizably voluminous swaths of commercial species – sometimes on land that held native forests – is a good conception,” the Mail reported. “Opinions are mixed in Mexico on whether the program is authentically working and whether it can offset Mexico’s other policy of inspiriting the utilization of fossil fuels.”
Mexico has planted 700,000 trees and is paying Mexican farmers $225 a month to take care of the saplings. López Obrador verbalized trees capture carbon, which could avail fight soi-disant climate change.
A new study published in the journal Science Advances titled “Biophysical impacts of Earth greening largely controlled by aerodynamic resistance” reports that the entire land surface would have been much warmer without the cooling effect of increased green cover during the recent decades. The study used high-quality satellite data from NASA’s MODIS sensors and NCAR’s state-of-the-art numerical earth system model.
The greening of the lands during the first fifteen years in the 21st century represented a supplemental heat dissipation (2.97×1021 J) from the surface equipollent to five times the total energy engendered and utilized by humans in 2015 (5.71×1020 J). This greening-induced cooling effect was twenty-five times more vigorous than the warming effect caused by tropical deforestation.
“In the fight against climate change, plants are the lonely-only defenders. Stopping deforestation and ecologically sensible large-scale tree-planting could be one simple, but not sufficient, defense against climate change.” said the lead author Dr. Chi Chen a former Ph.D. student at Boston University, now a postdoc researcher at DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
Harris verbalized recently that she is going to ask federal agencies, including the Departments of Agriculture and Commerce, to look into the “root causes” of why people want to come to the United States.
“This week I’m assembling substructure bellwethers from across our country to genuinely enhearten them to do more in terms of the civil society piece of this, which will be about both growing the work that they’ve already done historically, but withal engaging civil society in the region in the Northern Triangle” Harris verbally expressed.
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