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It was bound to happen. GW caused Rita and Katrina. Now Rita and Katrina are causing GW. Nothing like a little positive feedback to start your day!
1 posted on 11/16/2007 7:36:52 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Newsflash!!!
This just in...Trees grow back! Scientists are shocked over this recent development....

Somebody ping Drudge...


2 posted on 11/16/2007 7:40:44 AM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
WE'RE DOOMED!!!

Women, minorities and poor hit hardest.
Bush's Fault!

3 posted on 11/16/2007 7:41:18 AM PST by Condor51 (Rudy makes John Kerry look like a Right Wing 'Gun Nut' Extremist)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

‘...it will add significantly to the greenhouse gas buildup - ultimately putting as much carbon from dying vegetation into the air as the rest of the American forest takes out in a year of photosynthesis.’

So in other words, the forest and nature are in balance in only one year, great, thanks for the update Mr. Science


4 posted on 11/16/2007 7:43:01 AM PST by txroadhawg ("To compare Congress to drunken sailors is an insult to drunken sailors." Ronald Reagan)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Perhaps the firewood business will BOOM and pull the US out of the MAJOR EConomic DEPRESSION that the Media has been telling us about..the northeast could heat their homes with wood and cut oil imporst in Half...


6 posted on 11/16/2007 7:52:11 AM PST by conservativehusker (GO BIG RED!!!!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“In addition, the downing of so many trees has opened vast and sometimes fragile tracts of land to several aggressive and fast-growing exotic species that are already squeezing out far more environmentally productive native species.”

And these exotic species don’t need CO2 to grow, right?


7 posted on 11/16/2007 8:00:24 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

~sigh~ the sky is truly falling~


8 posted on 11/16/2007 8:02:34 AM PST by Ditter
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

The city of LA just completed a 40 million tree planting campaign.

Of course, they cannot account for where the trees are or who got them.


10 posted on 11/16/2007 8:15:20 AM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
I think this is pure BS.
I have seen hurricane destruction of pine forest in the Carolinas. It is not uncommon to loose a lot of pines, but pines grow very fast.
I would like to know who counted 320 million trees.

Did anyone count the number of trees killed when Mt. St Helen blew?
They got a REAL twofer there... Tons of ash and CO2 along with, God only knows, how many dead trees.
Gee, it is so amazing that we are still here despite the death of a tree.

I am now waiting for a study on the CO2 impact of mowed grass, and my nightly snoring.

11 posted on 11/16/2007 8:15:59 AM PST by AlexW (Reporting from Bratislava, Slovakia. Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“catastrophe that killed or severely damaged some 320 million trees in Mississippi and Louisiana”

That’s funny, it seems that Texas was not affected by Rita vis a vis omission in this article. You’d never know that if you drove around the Beaumont/Port Arthur/Orange area. The folks were evacuated for weeks and blue tarps were on roofs crushed by falling trees for more than a year as people waited for insurance settlements. But there were no Aaron Broussards, Ray Nagins, or Kathleen Blanco’s encouraging unrest or a populace bent on looting for the media to champion. Only a community working hard and pulling together to put the pieces back with little help from outside forces but a significant effort from local and surrounding churches who made more difference in peoples lives than FEMA cards could.


12 posted on 11/16/2007 8:18:57 AM PST by brickdds
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

The average forest has 820 trees/acre which means 320 million trees lost should represent an area of 610 sq. mi. of forest.

In all, 2100 sq. mi. were under water at one point in both states, most of it (1700) in Mississippi.

So I suppose that the trees in question were more likely the sort of trees you see driving along the highways and city streets at about 160 trees/acre.

This year’s fires out west stripped the land over a 1,200 sq. mi. area to the Mexican border releasing most of the CO2 in that short of a period of time while the downed and rotting trees in the hurricanes’ path will take many years to rot, releasing their carbon slowly over time.

How can one be qualitatively defined as “worst?”


13 posted on 11/16/2007 8:22:30 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Katrina and Rita produced the largest single forestry disaster on record in America - an essentially unreported ecological catastrophe that killed or severely damaged some 320 million trees in Mississippi and Louisiana.

And how many trees in Mississippi do they think were killed by Rita?

17 posted on 11/16/2007 8:52:39 AM PST by PAR35
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

THIS IS ACTUALLY JUST PERFECT

 

It opens a moral dilemma for liberals who by carbon offsets.  The theory of carbon offsets is to plant a tree that will take carbon out of the atmosphere and store its wood.  In theory, a gian Redwood could store the carbon for 1000 years.

 

But what happens when a tree dies, or even worse, is burned in a CaliforniKA wildfire.  All that carbon is released!!

 

My answer is to sell these stupid liberal Carbon offset insurance.  

18 posted on 11/16/2007 9:14:40 AM PST by 11th Commandment
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Just great ! Frickin Great!

Just how many times do we all have to die before we die!

We’re all going to die ! Again!!!


19 posted on 11/16/2007 9:17:50 AM PST by Jeffrey_D. (Some people are alive simply because it's illegal to shoot them !!!!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Nature happens.


23 posted on 11/16/2007 10:03:38 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Beowulf

~~ AGW™ ping~~


28 posted on 11/16/2007 3:14:22 PM PST by steelyourfaith
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