Why Keeping Mature Forests Intact Is Key to the Climate Fight

OCTOBER 15, 2019 | FEN MONTAIGNE | e360.yale.edu Preserving mature forests can play a vital role in removing CO2 from the atmosphere, says policy scientist William Moomaw. In an e360 interview, he talks about the importance of existing forests and why the push to cut them for fuel to generate electricity is misguided. Wlliam Moomaw has had a distinguished career as … Continue reading Why Keeping Mature Forests Intact Is Key to the Climate Fight

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Cutting US Trees to fuel Europe is not Clean or Green!

Just because they "call" it renewable does not make it clean or green. The US has become one of the largest exporters of wood pellets to Europe for #biomass. This new market is driving increased logging of ecologically important and sensitive forests. Meanwhile, biomass releases up to 50% more CO2 than burning coal per unit … Continue reading Cutting US Trees to fuel Europe is not Clean or Green!

All those trees we have been exploiting for centuries are our allies in the struggle against climate chaos.

Guest column by Don Ogden: The climate crisis and the trees Sept 22, 2019 | Don Ogden | gazettenet.com Guest column Don Ogden Throughout history we humans have had an exploitative relationship with trees. At the same time we valued them for their gifts of beauty, cooling shade, fruits, nuts and sap, we also cut … Continue reading All those trees we have been exploiting for centuries are our allies in the struggle against climate chaos.

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Humanity and nature are not separate – we must see them as one to fix the climate crisis

September 17, 2019 |Heather Alberro|theconversation.com Humanity and nature are not separate – we must see them as one to fix the climate crisis   From transport and housing to food production and fashion, our civilization is driving climate and ecological breakdown. It’s no coincidence that almost every single sector of industry is contributing to the … Continue reading Humanity and nature are not separate – we must see them as one to fix the climate crisis

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Planet of the Humans, Film Takes a Critical Look at Alternative Energy

Environmental documentary "Planet of the Humans" argues green energy won't save us from 'total human apocalypse' 8/6/2019 | Matthew Carey  | nonfictionfilm.com Director Jeff Gibbs argues we're heading toward 'total human apocalypse' and green energy is 'not going to save us, it's actually going to kill us faster' [EXCERPT] Read Full Article!  The truth, Gibbs says, … Continue reading Planet of the Humans, Film Takes a Critical Look at Alternative Energy

Festival along Lake Michigan boasts over 200 movies and events, including world premiere of environmental-themed documentary Planet of the Human

Planet of the Humans, directed by Jeff Gibbs, dares to say what no one will - that we are losing the battle to stop climate change because we are following leaders who have taken us down the wrong road - selling out the green movement to wealthy interests and corporate America." 

Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles

A growing body of evidence indicates that the continuing destruction of tropical forests is disrupting the movement of water in the atmosphere, causing major shifts in precipitation that could lead to drought in key agricultural areas in China, India, and the U.S. Midwest. JULY 24, 2018 | Fred Pearce | Yale Environment 360 Every tree … Continue reading Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles

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