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    At some point, when the tree is burnt, or its wood decays, the carbon will be released back into the atmosphere. Dr. Kevin Andersen from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research raises a critical question: "Even if the trees do survive, if we have climate change and a 2° C or 3° C temperature rise, then how do we know those trees are not going to die early and break down into methane and actually make the situation worse?"

    This is entirely as silly as thinking that just planting lots and lots of trees will sequester more carbon.

    Interesting.  From what scientific background do you dismiss Dr. Anderson's opinion so easily?

    "The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government." -- Martin Luther King Jr.

    by Cassiodorus on Sun Dec 13, 2009 at 12:26:39 PM PST

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