Silicon Valley is taking a major interest in trees because trees are able to naturally capture and store carbon from the atmosphere. This is what helps fight climate change and with new technology being established every day, there may be a way to remove carbon on a larger scale. Pachama is able to create an algorithm that can show how much carbon is stored in specific areas with only a 2% margin of error. Pachama is looking to create a marketplace where carbon will be able to be purchased and sold by technology companies.
- Trees capture and store carbon and this could be used in the future to battle climate change.
- Pachama has created an algorithm that takes in a few different data points and outputs how much carbon is stored in similar areas.
- Investments in forest carbon storage have been small compared to carbon that needs to be removed to limit warming.
“Trees naturally capture and store carbon from the atmosphere, which helps to mitigate climate change.”