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Has anyone noticed that Environazis don't seem to care about the tree population anymore

Posted on 06/11/2007 8:10:41 PM PDT by Reform Canada

Has anyone noticed that ever since globalwarming has become the greenies big issue they have almost completely abandoned their other causes. Why don't we hear about the clear cutting of the forests and other green favorites. Obviously politics must be their chief concern otherwise they wouldn't have forgotten about their own issues.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; ipcc; kyoto
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1 posted on 06/11/2007 8:10:47 PM PDT by Reform Canada
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To: Reform Canada

Time to hug a logger.


2 posted on 06/11/2007 8:12:15 PM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: Reform Canada

...maybe they do but we only hear what the MSM wants us to hear.....like all bad news from Iraq etc....


3 posted on 06/11/2007 8:13:08 PM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: Reform Canada

Trees produce CO2, the most “noxious” greenhouse gas! So at least the greenhouse gasheads are being consistent!

“Earth First — log the other planets later.”


4 posted on 06/11/2007 8:22:50 PM PDT by Nervous Tick
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To: Reform Canada

Here in Maryland they are pushing for a return of paper bags since trees are a “renewable” resource and those blue plastic bags are making Baltimore’s trees look like old blue haired ladies.


5 posted on 06/11/2007 8:24:02 PM PDT by icwhatudo (The rino borg...is resistance futile?)
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To: icwhatudo; fanfan; GMMAC; xcamel; DaveLoneRanger; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Baynative; calcowgirl; ...

They have been trying to push for that here in Canada as well. Obviously they can’t get the political mileage out of saving the trees anymore so they now advocate cutting down more since the know paper bags will cost business more than plastic bags.


6 posted on 06/11/2007 8:27:21 PM PDT by Reform Canada (Kyoto=>More Unemployment=>More Poverty=>More Homeless=>More Crime=>More Rape & Murder)
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To: Nervous Tick
Trees produce CO2, the most “noxious” greenhouse gas!

Um, no. Trees eat CO2 and release oxygen. Back to third grade science with you!

7 posted on 06/11/2007 8:31:32 PM PDT by xjcsa
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To: Nervous Tick

My understanding is that when trees are young and growing, they suck a lot of CO2 out of the atmosphere. when they are old, they emit more CO2 in the atmosphere. One of the best ways to get CO2 out of the atmosphere is to plant a lot of trees, cut them down before they get old, and plant some new trees immediately.

Which is, uh, what logging companies do. Don’t tell.


8 posted on 06/11/2007 8:32:49 PM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: Nervous Tick

....ahem....trees produce oxygen from CO2 my friend...


9 posted on 06/11/2007 8:34:51 PM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: Our man in washington
Thanks for this explanation - the best one yet; I didn't know about the older trees emitting CO2.

Very good case for the logging industry - maybe the Oregon economy can be saved yet!

10 posted on 06/11/2007 8:39:36 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (OUR schools are damaging OUR children)
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when they are old, they emit more CO2 in the atmosphere.

When they are DEAD they begin to emit CO2. It is called decay or rotting. :o) I guess that also constitutes old. While there is still photosenthysis, they are consuming CO2. I suppose there could be scenario when part of the tree is rotting while another part is still consuming CO2. Would that mean the tree is eating itself.

I think I have given myself a headache.

11 posted on 06/11/2007 8:40:49 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (No to nitwit jesters with a predisposition of self importance and unqualified political opinions!)
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To: Reform Canada

They deserted the little saplings for the BIG SAP. (converted to GORTHISM religion)


12 posted on 06/11/2007 8:45:16 PM PDT by Uncle George
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However, they do release massive amounts of dihydrogen monoxide into the atmosphere, and can actually increase global warming.

See:

Study: Emission of smog ingredients from trees is increasing rapidly

'No solution' found in more trees

Models show growing more forests in temperate regions could contribute to global warming
13 posted on 06/11/2007 8:45:33 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free.)
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To: Reform Canada

Especially since there are more trees on the planet now than any time in recorded history.


14 posted on 06/11/2007 8:47:25 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Reform Canada

Should have pinged you to #13 as a reason why trees aren’t so important any more. (Note: I planted and am tending a field of many hundreds of trees, now a haven for deer and birds and cute little duckies, so not only am I NOT a hypocrite, but my carbon footprint is taken care of for several years!)


15 posted on 06/11/2007 8:47:46 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free.)
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To: Tenacious 1

New growth forests use CO2, but OLD growth forests because of the rotting vegetaion below them consume O2 and RELEASE CO2. Does this help your headache. Thats when they should be cut!! LOL


16 posted on 06/11/2007 8:52:55 PM PDT by gbs
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To: Reform Canada

How can they even talk of it any more? More of the U.S. is forested than it was in 1900.


17 posted on 06/11/2007 8:54:55 PM PDT by JSteff
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To: Reform Canada
I wish they would go back to trees. Not that I agree with not cutting any down, but I do agree with planting them. I love trees. As a kid I remember the cartoon owl, "Give a hoot, don't pollute, never be a dirty bird" and the crying Indian in the canoe. I miss the old enviro campaigns of trees and litter. Now it's just CO2 gasbag Al Gore.
18 posted on 06/11/2007 8:56:16 PM PDT by beaversmom
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“Back to third grade science with you!”

LOL


19 posted on 06/11/2007 8:56:48 PM PDT by JSteff
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To: Reform Canada

I was just noticing that too. No talk about the vanishing Amazon Rain Forest either. Hysteria du jour.


20 posted on 06/11/2007 8:57:09 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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