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Forest Service says trees can slow climate change
AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/18/09 | Matthew Daly - ap

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: climatechange; environment; forestservice; globalwarming; slow; trees

1 posted on 11/18/2009 12:36:38 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Somehow the solution arrived at by the Forest Service seems oddly self-serving.

SnakeDoc


2 posted on 11/18/2009 12:39:54 PM PST by SnakeDoctor ("Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much." -- John Wayne)
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did ya know Smokey the bear turns 65 this year? .wow.

The Daily Citizen - Georgia

Chatsworth first-grader wins national Smokey the Bear contest

http://www.northwestgeorgia.com/local/local_story_321194928.html


3 posted on 11/18/2009 12:40:14 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


4 posted on 11/18/2009 12:40:55 PM PST by Eddie01 (Newt's an intellectual... midget Nepolitano is Newt's pug.)
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To: NormsRevenge

They didn’t do as damn thing for the Ice Age............


5 posted on 11/18/2009 12:41:14 PM PST by Red Badger (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: NormsRevenge

They do require CO2 in the atmosphere to breath.


6 posted on 11/18/2009 12:41:18 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: NormsRevenge; Genesis defender; markomalley; scripter; proud_yank; grey_whiskers; FrPR; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

7 posted on 11/18/2009 12:42:49 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Limit all U.S. politicians to two terms: One in office and one in prison!)
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To: NormsRevenge

“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.


8 posted on 11/18/2009 12:44:24 PM PST by AuntB (If Al Qaeda grew drugs & burned our forests instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Only if the trees are registered Democrats. Otherwise, they are carniverous polluters who hate and start tree wars amongst themselves.


9 posted on 11/18/2009 12:46:02 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (It's better to give a Ford to the Kidney Foundation than a kidney to the Ford Foundation.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Algore is made of wood. Wood floats. Therefore algore is not a witch and is saving the environment.


10 posted on 11/18/2009 12:47:23 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.

BUT!!!!!

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????


11 posted on 11/18/2009 12:47:39 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: NormsRevenge

Plants convert CO2 into beneficial forms?

No way! /sarc


12 posted on 11/18/2009 12:51:41 PM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: steelyourfaith

HaPPy 65th, Smokey!

http://www.smokeybear.com/


13 posted on 11/18/2009 12:54:23 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: SnakeDoctor

>>seems oddly self-serving.

How much wood would a Tidwell chuck if a Tidwell could chuck Wood?


14 posted on 11/18/2009 12:55:24 PM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: NormsRevenge

how many trees could you plant for the price of a wind farm?


15 posted on 11/18/2009 12:57:37 PM PST by MNDude (The Republican Congress Economy--1995-2007)
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To: AuntB

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 ..


16 posted on 11/18/2009 12:58:50 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: NormsRevenge

What a coincidence.

Climate can also slow tree change.

Whod’a thought?


17 posted on 11/18/2009 1:00:16 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

“Only if the trees are registered Democrats. Otherwise, they are carniverous polluters who hate and start tree wars amongst themselves.”

:<)


18 posted on 11/18/2009 1:01:43 PM PST by AuntB (If Al Qaeda grew drugs & burned our forests instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: NormsRevenge; pandoraou812

And Ents are even more powerful than trees.


19 posted on 11/18/2009 1:33:30 PM PST by TigersEye (0bama is our first Port of Entry President - I hope he goes home.)
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To: AuntB
“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.””

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.

20 posted on 11/18/2009 1:39:43 PM PST by TigersEye (0bama is our first Port of Entry President - I hope he goes home.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

I thought the same thing.


21 posted on 11/18/2009 1:45:20 PM PST by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: Blueflag

How could nature be so wrong? If only the brainiacs in Washington can change it and make everything right>S<


22 posted on 11/18/2009 1:48:21 PM PST by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: NormsRevenge
Trees are evil and deserve to die.

Several files and links here

Best regards.

23 posted on 11/18/2009 3:25:06 PM PST by Copernicus (California Grandmother view on Gun Control http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=7CCB40F421ED4819)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


24 posted on 11/18/2009 5:02:52 PM PST by ctdonath2 (End the coup!)
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