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    Big Tex, JeffW

    The trees we already have (or had - as they disappear) are perfect to offset naturally occurring CO2. Prior to the industrial revolution there was a balance. Since then, we have raised the parts per million by 35%. The graphic only shows what additional trees would be required to offset the human added CO2 each year based on 2006 levels.

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    by intrados on Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 02:04:54 PM PST

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