Friday, October 03, 2003

Global warming solved TechCentral Style ...

* trees emit particles which reflect heat and help form clouds. They have a cooling effect on the surrounding area

* CO2 causes trees to grow faster than normal

Therefore, TechCentral implies, as long as we keep pumping out CO2 emissions, we'll grow the trees faster, and they'll save us from global warming caused by pumping out CO2 emissions.

Well ... it may work out like that. But I'd like to see some numbers and whether they add up before I jump to their optimistic conclusion. Does the cooling effect balance the warming effect? Are we going to be growing enough trees to balance the emissions? Or will we be cutting them down too fast?

TCS: Tech Central Station - Tree Haze and Cool Days?

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