Project 20,000,000 Trees

Evan Nuesca

    On October 25, 2019, Youtuber Mr. Beast aka Jimmy Donaldson posted a video titled “Planting 20,000,000 Trees, My Biggest Project Ever!” In the video, he accepts the daunting task of planting twenty million trees. Donaldson calls out to all Youtubers out there willing to help him out with this project. Together with Mark Rober, Donaldson teams up with Arbor Day Foundation to help with this daunting task.
    Arbor Day Foundation along with Youtubers have decided to make a deal. For every dollar donated, they will plant a tree. As of the time this article was created, more than ten million dollars were donated, equalling ten million new trees planted. 
    According to Rober, scientists discovered through air bubbles trapped in ice dating back millions of years ago that CO2 levels were always fluctuating. Carbon dioxide levels were always dynamic, ranging between two hundred and three hundred ppm. 
    The natural changes in the amount of carbon dioxide in the air completely changed after the start of the Industrial Revolution, going over three hundred ppm with the amount of coal being burned to fuel factories. Even more recently in 2015, carbon dioxide levels reached four hundred ppm, leading to record breaking hottest months in recent times.