Areas where deforestation is 30% or more show carbon emissions 10 times higher than where deforestation is lower.
The further away plants were from power plants, particularly coal-burning ones, the better their yields.
With Brussels focusing on decarbonization by means of electrification using solar and wind, the big elephant in the room remains nuclear power.
The burning of fossil fuels also harms us directly by contributing to a variety of diseases, many of them life-threatening.
Longevity is key to sustainability, simply because it limits replacement and maintenance.
"We know in detail what is happening to our planet, and we know many of the things we need to do during this decade," he said.