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(Economist)   In order to save the planet we need to save the trees. According to those damned hippie tree huggers at The Economist, anyway   (economist.com) divider line 33
    More: Interesting, reforestation, carbon emissions, fossil fuels, trees, deforestation, carbon  
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2014-08-27 02:13:02 PM  
Wow. Good for Brazil.
 
2014-08-27 02:29:10 PM  
The trees don't care if you save them; they're going to get you back.


/SFW
 
2014-08-27 02:29:26 PM  
Fark trees.

If I never have to waste another beautiful autumn day raking leaves it'll be too soon.
 
2014-08-27 02:33:53 PM  
More like the Econolorax, amirite?!!?
 
2014-08-27 02:39:19 PM  
Oxygen? We don' need no steenkin' oxygen
 
2014-08-27 02:53:10 PM  
fark the trees, we have to save the ocean.
 
2014-08-27 02:53:37 PM  
Save the algae.  The trees are just lawn onaments.
 
2014-08-27 02:54:53 PM  

fawlty: fark the trees, we have to save the ocean.




Oceanic fist-bump.
 
2014-08-27 03:08:00 PM  
Isn't CO2 good for the trees?  Just saying.
 
2014-08-27 03:24:33 PM  
pbs.twimg.com
 
2014-08-27 03:35:36 PM  
I still think billions of watery flechettes loaded with small drought resistant plants dropped from planes over millions of acres would help reclaim deserts.

The poor plants just need a good start. By the time summer rolls around maybe a few million will be established enough to survive the summer.

But I smoke a lot of weed. A lot.
 
2014-08-27 03:37:20 PM  

Wook: Isn't CO2 good for the trees?  Just saying.


Consensus sez,,

"YES"
 
2014-08-27 03:41:46 PM  
Meh, fu*k'em!
 
2014-08-27 03:45:44 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: I still think billions of watery flechettes loaded with small drought resistant plants dropped from planes over millions of acres would help reclaim deserts.

The poor plants just need a good start. By the time summer rolls around maybe a few million will be established enough to survive the summer.

But I smoke a lot of weed. A lot.


Land restoration fanatics have been drooling over the possibility of greening wastelands with seawater resistant plants and solar powered pumping stations.  Its a thing that we know works and could solve alot of the world's food problems ...if not for people grumbling about the environmental impact and, of course, ruinous regional politics.

/Some deserts exist for reasons besides the lack of rainfall.
 
2014-08-27 03:47:40 PM  
snocone: Wook: Isn't CO2 good for the trees?  Just saying.

Consensus sez,,

"YES"


Yes, in the same way that the consensus is that food is good for people, yet too much leads to significant health problems.

http://www.skepticalscience.com/Increasing-Carbon-Dioxide-is-not-goo d- for-plants.html
 
2014-08-27 03:50:30 PM  

The Crepes of Wrath: snocone: Wook: Isn't CO2 good for the trees?  Just saying.

Consensus sez,,

"YES"

Yes, in the same way that the consensus is that food is good for people, yet too much leads to significant health problems.

http://www.skepticalscience.com/Increasing-Carbon-Dioxide-is-not-goo d- for-plants.html


Oh, I was done at "yes".
 
2014-08-27 03:51:21 PM  

way south: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: I still think billions of watery flechettes loaded with small drought resistant plants dropped from planes over millions of acres would help reclaim deserts.

The poor plants just need a good start. By the time summer rolls around maybe a few million will be established enough to survive the summer.

But I smoke a lot of weed. A lot.

Land restoration fanatics have been drooling over the possibility of greening wastelands with seawater resistant plants and solar powered pumping stations.  Its a thing that we know works and could solve alot of the world's food problems ...if not for people grumbling about the environmental impact and, of course, ruinous regional politics.

/Some deserts exist for reasons besides the lack of rainfall.


Exactly. Deforestation for firewood and housing is an example. Enough deforestation and you change weather patterns.
 
2014-08-27 03:52:05 PM  
Libruls love trees so I say we destroy em' and then roll coal over their stumps.
 
2014-08-27 04:08:26 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Deforestation for firewood and housing is an example.


Around here, firewood is dead trees.  They tend to burn much better and are not as big of a pain in the arse to cut, limb, load, unload, split and stack.

/ok, now my back hurts
 
2014-08-27 04:08:44 PM  

Torgo_of_Manos: [pbs.twimg.com image 480x480]


Conservatives idolizes?
 
2014-08-27 04:34:49 PM  
I guess I'm doing my part by not subscribing to their magazine.
 
2014-08-27 04:36:52 PM  
22 comments in and no
I am Groot?
I are disappoint.
 
2014-08-27 04:40:58 PM  

blender61: 22 comments in and no
I am Groot?
I are disappoint.


I'm sure he'll be along shortly
 
2014-08-27 06:37:10 PM  
Yeah, the oceans might come in handy too, but we've pretty  much thrown the towel in on that haven't we?
 
2014-08-27 07:27:08 PM  

blender61: 22 comments in and no
I am Groot?
I are disappoint.


who?
 
2014-08-27 07:50:10 PM  

some_beer_drinker: blender61: 22 comments in and no
I am Groot?
I are disappoint.

who?


/haha
told ya
 
2014-08-27 08:16:22 PM  

way south: Save the algae.  The trees are just lawn onaments.


So is phosphorus run-off into Lake Erie a good thing then?
 
2014-08-27 08:21:13 PM  

llortcM_yllort: way south: Save the algae.  The trees are just lawn onaments.

So is phosphorus run-off into Lake Erie a good thing then?


Greatest Good For The Greatest Number.
Oh, wait,,
 
2014-08-27 08:34:41 PM  
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Don't forget to Feed The Tree (vid clicky pops)
 
2014-08-28 04:37:12 AM  
For the n-th time: it is not about the farking planet. It is about not having to deal with a sufficiently upset ecosystem that massive population displacement, starvation and wars will crash our global civilisation and possibly even result in an extinction event for homo sapiens.
 
2014-08-28 11:19:32 AM  

way south: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: I still think billions of watery flechettes loaded with small drought resistant plants dropped from planes over millions of acres would help reclaim deserts.

The poor plants just need a good start. By the time summer rolls around maybe a few million will be established enough to survive the summer.

But I smoke a lot of weed. A lot.

Land restoration fanatics have been drooling over the possibility of greening wastelands with seawater resistant plants and solar powered pumping stations.  Its a thing that we know works and could solve alot of the world's food problems ...if not for people grumbling about the environmental impact and, of course, ruinous regional politics.

/Some deserts exist for reasons besides the lack of rainfall.


Like deserts formed from the Roman Empire's deforestation of areas around the Middle East?

If China and Japan are the Far East....shouldn't India be the Middle East, and if that's the case, the Middle East should be the Central East?

/No weed today
//Still a bit buzzed from last night
///Working on my first cup of coffee
 
2014-08-28 11:34:00 AM  

HeadLever: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Deforestation for firewood and housing is an example.

Around here, firewood is dead trees.  They tend to burn much better and are not as big of a pain in the arse to cut, limb, load, unload, split and stack.

/ok, now my back hurts


That's the rule of thumb here in Arkansas too.  Go to the forest, find already fallen tree, cut, split, load in truck/trailer, unload into stack, burn, and get drunk.

I don't even bring firewood when I go camping.  Most camp sites in the state have an area tucked away where the Forestry Service dumps off good burning wood for the campers....all ya gotta do is maybe cut it down a bit more and you're good to go.

We also have a lot of trees that fall during the winter on the sides of road ways.  All ya gotta do then is call and make sure it's OK for you to take the fallen tree (to make sure it's state/gov't property and you're not stealing from somebody; maybe a permit depending on location).  One of my friends makes decent money during winter selling firewood from trees that fall during winter storms.

The only people who cut down good trees for firewood are idiots.  Unless it was a dead tree standing (perfectly acceptable to cut; burns good and a safety issue), you're gonna have to wait a few months to a year before you burn it (to season the wood; Arkansas trees are wet).
 
2014-08-29 01:07:21 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: blender61: 22 comments in and no
I am Groot?
I are disappoint.

I'm sure he'll be along shortly


Groot has to work sometimes.

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