That was why I was pondering the fate of the Kangaroo Island SA 'carbon sink bluegum plantations' in 2020 when they burnt to the ground - what of the carbon that's already been counted for burnt and released into the atmosphere again? The plantations on K.I. were too difficult to process on the Island and ship to the mainland apparently - what's the long term strategy with carbon sinks...Every year, about half of the 10 billion tons of carbon emitted into the atmosphere from human activities remains temporarily stored, in about equal parts, in the oceans and plants.My bolding for emphasis, and a point I was making sometime back in this thread 'trees' or more generally 'plants' are a poor solution to the carbon sequestration question. Pleased to note that NASA have finally noticed - now to just get international governments to notice... Also of note is that it's 'half' - that's not enough.And they've lost the 'temporary' word again, oh well, it was good of them to notice for one sentence at least.
So why not chop down and bury the trees in the carbon sinks to store the carbon? Serious question.
Of interest is that it doesn't matter by what means the tree/plant dies - it's only a CO2 sink whilst it is alive, afterward, it's about an 80% source.
Sure, we could 'preserve' every piece of plant ever and prevent it from decomposing, but that is an awful lot of cellulose to store AND we need to maintain room to continue growing enough plants...
I think we had a really unusually cool summer here in South Australia again this year - after last year's cool summer. My rainwater tanks are full right now which is really unusual for this time of year and I have to do weeding and mowing that I'd never normally have to do at this time in our normally cootch lawn -killing high summers here in The Festival State.I was almost going to give you a bit of credit - but you ruined it.
What's going on? Is it the dreaded CLIMATE CHANGE? Good, looks like Adelaide is getting cooler and wetter. I like it, I hate those summers we have that have lots of over-40 stonking hot dry, hot days that kills veggie gardens and pot plants (if you forget about them for a few days).
I for one welcome our new conditions from too much carbon dioxide...