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Ice Station "Global Warming" Speaks [Semi-Vanity Title]
The Australasian Antarctic Expedition (Web Site) ^
| Chris Turney
Posted on 01/05/2014 6:18:58 AM PST by SES1066
[Carbon Off-Set:] A total of 800 kauri trees will be planted which during the first 50 years of their life will offset more than the total carbon used to fuel the AAE. Kauri of course lives much longer than this and is even known to reach ages of more than 2,000 years. The amount of carbon assimilated by the trees was calculated using the kauri growth calculator based on many field studies and research.
(Excerpt) Read more at spiritofmawson.com ...
TOPICS: Outdoors; Science; Society; Weather
KEYWORDS: antarctica; icebreakers; rescue
This is from their website. A news article on Drudge that cannot be excerpted here (New Zealand Herald) made mention of the now increased need for further Carbon Offset due to 3 added ships involved in the rescue. My added question is this, why do so many people equate planting a tree with a tree growing to maturity? Every time I see some idiot talking about a tree being used to mitigate some carbon-producing activity, I want to ask, are you making the commitment to grow that number of trees to maturity, taking into account replacing failed seedlings? Or is it just a feel-good "See what a good guy/gal I am"?
posted on 01/05/2014 6:18:58 AM PST
Who's to say those trees won't be harvested in a few years and the carbon held hostage in them set FREE?
posted on 01/05/2014 6:30:45 AM PST
How many kauri trees will need to be planted to carbon offset the fossil fuel burned by THREE rescue ships (Chinese, Australian, and now the American Polar Star)? Oh, and don’t forget the fossil fuel burned by the Chinese helicopter lifting the Ship of Fools passengers off the ice.
posted on 01/05/2014 6:36:56 AM PST
(ObamaCare PAID Enrollment Prediction: 66,666)
Is this the same ship that almost got stuck in the arctic last summer? Are the yachts still frozen in in the Arctic.
posted on 01/05/2014 6:47:02 AM PST
(Live well for those that did not make it back.)
posted on 01/05/2014 7:05:07 AM PST
(Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
Why did this ship of fools need to go to Antarctica as readily available satellite imagery would have shown the Antarctic ice is growing not shrinking? Strange how the media is not reporting that these idiots went to Antarctica expecting to see melting glaciers and instead were trapped by massive ice that stymied the efforts of two other ice breakers to rescue them. If there is any better example of how global warming has become a religion is that these fools feel compelled to atone for their carbon sins by planting trees to appease the global warming gods.
Lol! But even so, it points out the stupidity of their argument.
Even if we accept their theory that “carbon offsets” makes any sense, it’s basically saying that it’s OK to screw things up today as long as you make it right, eventually.
It’s like stealing a car while leaving an annuity that puts $10 a month into a savings account so in 50 years the person you stole it from will have enough to go buy a replacement.
posted on 01/05/2014 8:08:37 AM PST
(The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
The whole idea of carbon offsets due to planting trees is nonsensical. Look at anywhere on earth where there are warm temperatures and water. It's GREEN. That's right, stuff grows where there's water and warmth. Enough stuff grows to mostly utilize all of the available water, nutrients, and warmth. All anyone does by planting something different is slightly alter the time delay before the carbon is returned. A tree stores carbon until the wood rots. The carbon in weeds usually returns to the atmosphere quickly.
The only way to delay it longer is to bury the carbon somewhere where it won't return to the atmosphere quickly. That's why you should send your old newspapers to a landfill rather than recycle them.
posted on 01/05/2014 8:29:30 AM PST
(Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
"so in 50 years the person you stole it from will have enough to go buy a replacement."
Yup; "We need action NOW!"
posted on 01/05/2014 9:12:34 AM PST
He should plant a whole forest and name it “Ship of Fools”...:^)
posted on 01/05/2014 11:01:20 AM PST
If you want to fix the earth’s carbon balance, grow fast growing trees that store carbon quickly, then chop them down and bury them — deep. Then plant more.
posted on 01/05/2014 11:45:27 AM PST
(Who will bell the cat?)
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