Monday, March 14, 2016

"We're in a kind of climate emergency now"

This article makes sobering reading - especially the comments towards the end.


We seriously need to ramp up our large-canopy tree planting programs in order to take more CO2 out of the atmosphere* and put more O2 back in.

But we also have to deal with our crazy-high mortality rates. If we don't we're just shadow boxing**.

Old ways of doing things aren't enough now. They'll prove too little too late. We need to take bold action from here on if we're to have any hope of mitigating the worst of what's coming.


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* and store the carbon out of harm's way in the wood

** "Shadow boxing (defn):  to make a show of tackling a problem or opponent while avoiding any direct engagement"

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