Skip to comments.Killer Trees
Posted on 04/18/2007 6:43:54 PM PDT by Kitten Festival
Climate Change: Ronald Reagan once declared that air pollution comes from trees. He was right then and he's right now. Psssst: Trees can also contribute to global warming.
Reagan's famous statement contributed to the conventional wisdom that Republicans are ignorant or uncaring or both on environmental issues. It also earned the Gipper considerable derision. His former press secretary, James Brady, once grabbed the president as they flew over a forest and said in mock alarm, "Look, Mr. President killer trees!" Turns out, Reagan was right.
Planting trees are said to be food for the environment and a tool to fight climate change. Al Gore and others guzzle energy like there's no day after tomorrow, figuring that if they pay someone in a Third World country to plant trees, they're somehow magically "carbon neutral."
Sort of like drinking like a fish, paying someone to stay sober, then claiming you're not an alcoholic.
As Steven Milloy, guru of junkscience.com explains, forests affect the climate in three ways. They are dark and therefore absorb sunlight, which warms the planet. They also absorb carbon dioxide, which the scientists on the Supreme Court have determined is a pollutant rather than the source of all plant and, therefore, animal life on earth. But they emit water vapor, which outranks carbon dioxide as the biggest greenhouse gas of all.
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That’s terrible. They should all be cut down. Especially the dark ones.
Unless the tree buys some liberal moonbat offsets.
BUT, important point here, those ‘pollutants are “Natural”, therefore OK. Blue haze from trees, no prob. Blue haze from cars, bad
Live in a closed, insulated house? Probably have radon issues. BUT, that’s natural and OK. Alpha exposure there? no prob. Smoke much?, LOTS of alpha, bad big tobacco.
Plants naturally engage in chemical-warfare against pests. But those are OK. Pesticides in YOUR garden? bad
Man-made pollutants? Bad, bad, bad. Man,the Un-Natural animal, rampages in the pristine environment. Oh, the series Huge-Manatee of it all. Gotta get a CO2 emitting beer now.
They should all be cut down. Especially the dark ones.
Holy tree racism Batman!
BINGO! Duke did a study a few years back detailing VOC emmisions from forests. Where do people think turpentine and naval stores come from?
I'll give up my Keys tan when they drag my cold, pale body over the Jewfish creek bridge.
Not only that, it was a tree that killed Sonny Bono!
The Lorax was wrong?
Trees are a\the forests’ prime evil.
“You’ve seen one Redwood, you’ve seen them all.” (Ronald Reagan)
Less trees, more matches.