New findings suggest trees are ‘our most powerful weapon in the fight against climate change’, says scientist

Massive restoration of world’s forests would cancel out a decade of CO2 emissions, analysis suggests February 18, 2019 | Josh Gabbatiss Washington DC | independent.co.uk [Excerpt] New findings suggest trees are 'our most powerful weapon in the fight against climate change', says scientist Replenishing the world’s forests on a grand scale would suck enough carbon dioxide … Continue reading New findings suggest trees are ‘our most powerful weapon in the fight against climate change’, says scientist

Video: Why renewables can’t save the planet | Michael Shellenberger | TEDxDanubia

Michael Shellenberger explains why solar and wind farms require so much land for mining and energy production. Jan 4, 2019 | Michael Shellenberger | TEDx Talks  Environmentalists have long promoted renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind farms to save the climate. But what about when those technologies destroy the environment? In this provocative talk, … Continue reading Video: Why renewables can’t save the planet | Michael Shellenberger | TEDxDanubia

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Forests as a means for storing and reducing carbon.

U.S. Forest Resource Facts and Historical Trends August 2014 | Forest Service, FS-1035 Forests in the United States store an estimated 43,126 Tg carbon in live and dead biomass and soil organic matter. Forest ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest and Northern Lake States have the greatest carbon density, often in excess of 200 megagrams per hectare. Forest Carbon and Biomass Forest ecosystems … Continue reading Forests as a means for storing and reducing carbon.

Recent studies show wind power isn’t as environmentally beneficial as claimed.

Recent studies show flaws of wind power November 25, 2018 | THE OKLAHOMAN EDITORIAL BOARD THE rap on wind power is that it isn't practical. New research reinforces this belief, and suggests wind power isn't as environmentally beneficial as claimed. The studies, authored by Harvard researchers and published in “Environmental Research Letters” and “Joule,” examined … Continue reading Recent studies show wind power isn’t as environmentally beneficial as claimed.

Trees and Dirt Part of the Climate Solution.

Part of the Answer to Climate Change May Be America’s Trees and Dirt, Scientists Say Nov. 14, 2018 | Josh Haner | The New York Times [excerpt} WASHINGTON — When people think of potential solutions to global warming, they tend to visualize technologies like solar panels or electric cars. A new study published on Wednesday, however, … Continue reading Trees and Dirt Part of the Climate Solution.

CO2 payback time for a wind farm on afforested peatland in the UK

Interesting study on Co2 and carbon payback. - The turbine data for this are much smaller and fewer, but does provide data on the increase in carbon payback time for forested lands. While it does show that there is eventually a payback  over the loss 3-4 years instead of 6 months for non- forested lands, … Continue reading CO2 payback time for a wind farm on afforested peatland in the UK

New Study Finds Nature is Vital to Beating Climate Change

New Study Finds Nature is Vital to Beating Climate Change October 15, 2017  | The Nature Conservancy Nature could cost-effectively deliver over a third of greenhouse gas emissions reductions required to prevent dangerous levels of global warming. This is equivalent to a complete stop to the burning of oil worldwide. Better stewardship of the land could … Continue reading New Study Finds Nature is Vital to Beating Climate Change

“Nature is obviously serious business”, Study values natural assets and open spaces have an estimated value of $800 million.

Before areas are converted to industrialization in the name of the environment, they should be studied for their current value. Study values Carbon County’s natural assets and open spaces have an estimated value of $800 million. August 06. 2018 | Amy Miller | Times News Online The sun rises over Mauch Chunk Lake, just one of … Continue reading “Nature is obviously serious business”, Study values natural assets and open spaces have an estimated value of $800 million.