The science is clear that trees help reduce the effects of climate change because they remove carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. For our EcoMyths segment, Kate Sackman joins us to talk with Robert Fahey from Morton Arboretum. They say they want people to understand that“treehugging is cool” for us and the environment. Fahey studies forest ecosystems and urban forestry and admits to hugging trees, but clarifies that it's "usually for research purposes."
(photo: A Nepalese student hugs a tree during a mass tree hugging on the World Environment Day on the outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, June 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha))