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lyner

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Solution for global warming?
« Reply #25 on: 04/09/2009 19:31:05 »
We can't grow a rain forest but with a little piped in water we can grow soy beans and the like. I wonder how much more carbon is fixed by a rain forest than can be fixed by food crop plants.
A lot of light / heat reaches the ground under a shallow layer of food crops. This reduces the amount of carbon which can be fixed. Also, food crops will rot quickly and give you more CO2 and Methane - unless you do something extra to them. This would be expensive - but Methane could be used instead of  fossil fuels, of course.

Your second point about developing nations feeling that they have a right to a hefty industrial revolution is relevant BUT can the Earth afford to indulge that?
 

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« Reply #26 on: 04/09/2009 21:22:21 »
If we are to discuss solutions, real ones, we can not be divided and clouded by drawing lines of separation. We are discussing what is good for the planet, not one person or another or one nation or another. Just because human ignorance and pettiness get in the way of a solution, does not mean that it is not the right idea.
 

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« Reply #27 on: 05/09/2009 14:28:47 »
Maybe the underlying point I'm getting to is that any fixing that is done will have to be done by nations that have already experienced the industrial growth. This probably won't happen until some driving force leads the way. Profit has been a driving force to get us where we are. Maybe there is a way to develop so that doing the right thing for nature is profitable.

 

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