Skip to comments.Forest Service says trees can slow climate change
Posted on 11/18/2009 12:36:35 PM PST by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON The nation's top Forest Service official says national forests can store more carbon to slow global warming, but he warns that such a goal must be balanced against the risk of catastrophic wildfires.
Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell told a Senate panel on Wednesday that his agency is trying to manage forests to combat climate change while still easing the risk of wildfires.
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Somehow the solution arrived at by the Forest Service seems oddly self-serving.
did ya know Smokey the bear turns 65 this year? .wow.
The Daily Citizen - Georgia
Chatsworth first-grader wins national Smokey the Bear contest
Nothing human can slow it down or speed it up.
“Cat Lover’s of America say more cats can slow climate change.”
“Juglers United say more juggling can slow climate change.”
...and BTW I thought the idea was to reverse it to go back to where it was, but where was it we’re supposed to go back to 1980, 1700, 200 BC, 1M years ago????
What a load.
They didn’t do as damn thing for the Ice Age............
They do require CO2 in the atmosphere to breath.
“The Forest Service is trying to thin out young trees and underbrush to control wildfires that are increasing in frequency and intensity in part because of global warming.””
Yet the forest service employees contribute to the enviro ‘non profits’ to stop that very thing...thinning.
They might try ‘thinning’ out the illegal alien Mexican Drug cartels from burning down our forests...just one of them, 88,000 acres lost in the La Brea fire in California a few months ago. And yes, it was proven it was started by Mexicans. It isn’t the first and it won’t be the last.
Only if the trees are registered Democrats. Otherwise, they are carniverous polluters who hate and start tree wars amongst themselves.
Algore is made of wood. Wood floats. Therefore algore is not a witch and is saving the environment.
Once you take the moisture out of a tree, the are about 97% CARBOhydrate by weight.
Any fool who passed biology knows that ALL green plants are natural carbon sinks.
When the trees DIE, the NATURAL decomposition process puts CARBON MONOXIDE, METHANE, WATER VAPOR and CARBON DIOXIDE into the atmosphere — ALL of which are powerful greenhouse gases ...
OMG, there is a CARBON cycle in nature!!!! Who knew????
Plants convert CO2 into beneficial forms?
No way! /sarc
HaPPy 65th, Smokey!
>>seems oddly self-serving.
How much wood would a Tidwell chuck if a Tidwell could chuck Wood?
how many trees could you plant for the price of a wind farm?
Strange world or what?
All the money used to be in cocaine and heroin, now it’s in weed. It’s being exported to other countries .. or so I hear.
Add in cartels and we see why venturing in the forest these days can be very dangerous ..
What a coincidence.
Climate can also slow tree change.
“Only if the trees are registered Democrats. Otherwise, they are carniverous polluters who hate and start tree wars amongst themselves.”
And Ents are even more powerful than trees.
Old trees don't take in and sequester much CO2 compared to young trees and underbrush type plants. They are thinning out the wrong kind of trees and plants if the aim is to take more CO2 out of the air.
I thought the same thing.
How could nature be so wrong? If only the brainiacs in Washington can change it and make everything right>S<
CO2 is plant food.
More CO2, more plants.
More plants, less CO2.
Funny, the Earth will solve these problems itself if you just let it.
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