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NASA maps billions of trees in Africa for good reason

Words by Abi Scaife

NASA is helping scientists by mapping billions of trees.

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Using satellite imaging and AI, the team has managed to map 10 billion trees so far, in Africa alone. That’s pretty amazing!

With the help of their AI, they were able to log the species of each individual tree and, from there, calculate the amount of carbon dioxide it captures.

Why are they doing this?

This is all part of a project that will, hopefully, make tackling climate change, and understanding the climate crisis, much easier. It could also be a huge help in monitoring deforestation across the world.

If you want to support our climate through tree growth, you can do so by supporting charities like Trees For Cities, who are working to plant more trees within large metropolitan areas, for the betterment of people and planet.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

The Climate Coalition. This is the UK's largest group of people dedicated to action against climate change. Find out more and support them here.

Climate Reframe.  Climate Reframe is committed to supporting the climate and environment movement in its transformation towards greater justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI). Find out more.

The Woodland Trust. This is the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity, concerned with the creation, protection, and restoration of native woodland heritage. Support them here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Climate Action.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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