Skip to comments.The world's woodland is getting denser and change could help combat climate change
Posted on 06/05/2011 10:32:05 PM PDT by UniqueViews
For years exponents of climate change theories have used images of deforestation to support their cause.
However, the density of forests and woodland across much of the world is actually increasing, according to a respected scientific study.
The change, which is being dubbed the 'Great Reversal', could be crucial in reducing atmospheric carbon, which is linked to climate change.
In countries from Finland to Malaysia, the thickening has taken place so quickly that it has reversed the carbon losses caused by deforestation between 1990 and 2010. In Britain, forest density has increased by 10.8 per cent from 2000 to 2010 and by 6.6 per cent across the whole of Europe.
Dubbed the planet's lungs, forests act as huge carbon sinks that absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as they grow.
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God/Nature/"Mother Earth" are bringing things back in balance. How arrogant of men to think they cause climate change and their actions will stop it...
Global Warming Scare -- RIP.
Atmosphere carbon is linked to... the atmosphere.
Another article by Reuters:
Rising forest density offsets climate change - study
The carbon scare-mongers fail to mention that all trees and plants use photosynthesis, converting CO2 into O2, while retaining carbon.
I read somewhere that more CO2 in the atmosphere actually makes trees and plants grow better, and they absorb more carbon, generating more oxygen.
Nature’s brilliant balancing act.
Climate is naturally variable.
Let's all de-sphincter ourselves, un-initiate ourselves from this great gaia whore that sitteth upon the beast, and breath again.
God will cause the beast to cast her off....patience, then repent, for the worst will yet come.
Someone needs to send this article to Romney and Christie...
Oh NO! STOP GLOBAL FOREST INFESTATION!
We are going to DIE!!!
Tree roots will destroy our homes, blot out the sun and eat our children!!!
The only way to stop this is to submit to a global tree tax. Yeah, for every tree you plant you are taxed $10,000 dollars! Right!
Trees contribute to carbon...shouldn’t they be cutting them all down? /s
The GW scare mongers do indeed have to find something else to use to frighten us — yours is a good start. ;)
It’s hard to believe, but...
Thousands in Australia rally for carbon tax
That was exactly my thought: that the growing density of vegetation is a function of higher CO2 levels in the atmosphere. Like watering your plants a little extra.
Of course no one dares say this in the media or the scientific community. For them, increasing forest density is somehow an inexplicable mystery.
Makes me want to cut down a tree.
The Big LIE. Just keap telling it over and over again!
I did a quick search, and found a few articles, but that is not publicized much.
Global warming makes trees grow at fastest rate for 200 years
2 Feb 2010
Forests in the northern hemisphere could be growing faster now than they were 200 years ago as a result of climate change, according to a study of trees in eastern America.
Higher concentrations of carbon dioxide and extended growing seasons could be favourable for agriculture in some parts of the world, mainly in the northern hemisphere. The study in Maryland suggests that the extra growth in trees could help to act as a more efficient carbon “sink”, which could offset the carbon dioxide being added to the atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuels.
Fifth of world carbon emissions soaked up by extra forest growth, scientists find
Trees in the tropics are getting bigger, which means they are soaking up an extra 5bn tonnes of CO2 a year
Trees across the tropics are getting bigger and offering unexpected help in the fight against climate change, scientists have discovered.
A laborious study of the girth of 70,000 trees across Africa has shown that tropical forests are soaking up more carbon dioxide pollution that anybody realised. Almost one-fifth of our fossil fuel emissions are absorbed by forests across Africa, Amazonia and Asia, the research suggests.
Global Warming May Increase the Capacity of Trees to Store Carbon
May 31, 2011
Trees and plants capture carbon dioxide during photosynthesis, thereby removing the most abundant greenhouse gas from the atmosphere and storing some of it in their woody tissue.
Those two articles take Greenhouse Theory at face value and by the criterion set up in the theory itself finds no evidence of warming on the basis of greenhouse effect.
Those five articles each show that Greenhouse Theory has no basis in reality due to a direct conflict with the known laws of physics. No wonder the smoking gun "hotspot" can't be found.
That article kills any thought of planetary warming from any cause. Think about it. If there is absolutely no sign of rising sea levels how could the planet be warming? The rise in sea level in the last 100 years is almost exactly the same as the average over the last 40,000 years caused by the inter-glacial period we are in.
The Native Americans did. There was less forestation in North America, Central America and South America prior to Western civilization arriving.
And like today, in South and Central America, burning was the modus operandi for clearing. They weren't that gaia about it.
Thanks for all the great links. :)
Carbon Dioxide = Plant Food
He is of the opinion that you should be tattooed with essentially....”Climate Denier”. Really, he does.
Socialism is failing all over the world and the environmentalists know this, so let's move onto fascism to attain our goals.....Noam Chomsky has. It's call the "Radical Center"....by whichever way needed.
You forgot one dangerous result of man-made jungleization:
Plants use CO2 and what do they do then—they produce oxygen.
By Al Gore’s new calculation, by 2031, the inevitable result will be a world with so much pure oxygen in the atmosphere that a spark will ignite a world-wide conflagration that will destroy all life as we know it.
Oh, the humanity.
The Stradivarius violins are made from denser wood than is now available. If it gets colder, denser wood will grow again. With careful harvesting, it can be made into violins that will last until the next cold cycle.
The main issue is that the problem has become so huge that the pace and scale of costly fuel reduction has to be stepped up a hell of a lot to head off the damage and there isn't enough budgeted money to do it. Areas where resistance to control and dead material runs 120 tons to the acre have become common place in northern CA. Repeated stand replacing events threaten to convert Forest permanently to brushland.
After literally being “burned,” the US Forest Service has abandoned its prior “appropriate management response” strategy of using fire during events for management purposes. The damages have proven too severe. Policies are now to try and put the fire out on initial attack.
The huge Forest Fires we often see in N. CA pour CO2, CH4 and NOX emissions into the atmosphere. Overstocked, choked, unhealthy forests burn and contribute more to carbon loading in some years than all the vehicles in the state combined.
Iowa supposedly has more trees than before settlement, but I’d have to believe that has more to do with farmers needing wood and fruit, townspeople wanting shade, and the draining of the great potholes and marshes left by the Ice Age.
It is amazing how higher levels of CO2 stimulate plant grown which then reduces CO2 levels. The Earth has its own buffers and can take care of itself.
Liberals are such brain-dead morons. They literally can’t see the forest for the trees.
The answer to deforestation is prosperity.
What the leftists refuse to realize is that poverty is what causes the environment to be destroyed, not capitalism.
Countries like Haiti and Zimbabwe are the ones destroying forest and endangered species, because people are living off the land in their poverty.
I thought the most abundant greenhouse gas by a vast margin was water vapor, not CO2.
Hold on now, Christie just pulled New Jersey out of the RGGI ! This was one of MY bigger criticisms of him, so totally good on him.
New Hampshire is on the verge of doing the same...so I hear.
As for Romney, yeah, he’s forked.
Carbon tax! we don’t want no stinking carbon tax!(Just plant more trees.)
“Iowa supposedly has more trees than before settlement”
Going back to the Dust Bowl, conservation efforts encouraged the planting of trees bordering the fields for obvious reasons. This also led to fuller wood lots by farmers for the purpose of animal life shelter, for hunting.
Life is so full of irony when you listen to environmentalists interpret it for us.
Trees use that carbon, store it up and release it when they are either burned or left to die and rot. Forest Fire is the number one pollution contributor in the world. The ground also burns releasing mercury and such in forest fire.
Several studies done on the effects of Forest Fire.
BUT DO NOT CUT THOSE TREES! OH NO! DONT DO THAT! We cant have anyone manage the forest like they should and create jobs and a healthy forest can we.
If only there was a way to regulate plants output of O2, the World would be a much safer place to live.
Limbaugh talked about this 15-20 years ago. When there was a lot of cutting in the Amazon going on. Wake up people.
..... Not sure whether its was the indigenous indians or farmers who were most responsible for its deforestation, but IIRC the largest “new growth” forest region on earth over thepast 100 years or so is the eastern USA along the Atlantic coast.
Have you ever wondered how the “cave men” burned the forests to clear all of that underbrush and fire fodder on the ground?
I guess back then they didn’t have huge forest fires due to their efforts to clear the forest floor. Also the air must have much cleaner back then due to their forestry skills.
Maybe we should go back and learn something about air quality huh?
I would have thought that the amount of CO2 absorbed by woodlands was dwarfed by that absorbed by the worlds oceans.
The area just west of the Appalachian Mt's and east of the Mississippi was heavily farmed, but the population collapsed due to disease from Western civilization. Disease's traveled faster than did the westward push. By the time settlers had arrived, the forests had taken over the original clearings for farming.
East of the Mississippi there was a lot of farming. Look up the Adena, Hopewell & Mississippian civilizations. They span from around 1000BC to about 1500AD. The last date a rather telling date.
There are many links an not all attribute disease, but De Soto's expedition was probably the proverbial nail in the coffin for that which remained.
Thanks, puckster - most fascinating. When one stops to think about it, why would the peoples indigenous to the fertile Mississippi River region take up the same sort of agricultural activities as those who lived along the Nile and Euphrates.
One time up in the Adirondacks someone who was from the area told us that NYS is actually being reforested. At one time, most of it was cut down for agriculture, in the days when almost everyone was a farmer.
Now that people are not farming so much, much of the land is reverting to forest again and that there is actually far more forested land than even a hundred years ago.
UPSTATE NY is a simply beautiful state.