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Wed Dec 5, 2018, 10:29 PM

Yep, been saying that for years...

The Best Technology for Fighting Climate Change Isn't a Technology

Forests are the most powerful and efficient carbon-capture system on the planet

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So far, advocates and politicians have tended to focus on reducing fossil fuel consumption through technology and/or policy, such as a steep carbon tax, as climate solutions. These proposals are, of course, essential to reducing manmade carbon emissions—71 percent of which are generated by just 100 fossil fuel companies. For this reason, fossil-fuel–related emissions reductions rightly figure heavily in the national climate commitments of the 181 nations that signed the global Paris Agreement.

Yet the international focus on fossil fuels has overshadowed the most powerful and cost-efficient carbon-capture technology the world has yet seen: forests. Recent scientific research confirms that forests and other “natural climate solutions” are absolutely essential in mitigating climate change, thanks to their carbon sequestering and storage capabilities. In fact, natural climate solutions can help us achieve 37 percent of our climate target, even though they currently receive only 2.5 percent of public climate financing.

Forests’ power to store carbon dioxide through the simple process of tree growth is staggering: one tree can store an average of about 48 pounds of carbon dioxide in one year. Recent research shows intact forests are capable of storing the equivalent of the carbon dioxide emissions of entire countries such as Peru and Colombia.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-best-technology-for-fighting-climate-change-isnt-a-technology/

...but obviously, planting billions of trees won't enslave nations...which really seems to be the end game with some of these doomday preachers.

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Wed Dec 5, 2018, 10:38 PM

1. Another natural carbon sink is the plankton living in the world's oceans. The capacity of this

sink, I am told, is greater than that of the forests.

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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:13 AM

2. The interesting part is how the biggest polluters, China & India, are exempt from lowering CO2 level

for decades because some low IQ/EQ nutcases believe that they are poor developing nations.

What poor developing nation has a space program with full launch capability and a military armed with nuclear weapons???

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