Category Archives: Carbon sinks

More trees, please………

This is like proceedings of a select international conference and is a follow up to the series of articles which arose in similar circumstances two years ago. It’s a global sampler of interested and interesting participants, responding to an article … Continue reading

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A Carbon Fixation.

[This is another slightly older text – 2009 – now updated, combed through and, I hope, broadening the contexting of present goals] Anthropogenic atmospheric carbon is spoken of as released annually on a 60:20:20 basis, as close as we seem … Continue reading

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Michael’s Moot, an extraordinary meeting – honest, constructive and so much cheaper than Doha

OK, OK, OK, I must write up the minutes of this gathering. In fact, I will call it a moot – Michael’s Moot. He called it to discuss the ongoing deterioration in the global forest and the eminent failure of … Continue reading

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Quid Pro Quo

Offsetting isn’t working and the carbon market is a farce. Sometimes I feel I have the patience of a saint. I have for so long been able to wait whilst the new systems “bed down” and discover whether they work … Continue reading

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The Great Welsh Upland Rainforest featuring Cloud Forest and Hanging Forests

The Great Welsh Upland Rainforest featuring Cloud Forest and Hanging Forests of a range of largely deciduous, native species– a fantastic carbon store and fresh air producer, a thriving mixture of churning biodiversity, a stable water resource, a glorious visitor … Continue reading

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Carbon Raining on Forests – but The Prince’s Rainforest Trust Ignores Wales

So I was browsing recently, looking at the immense amount of information nestling in our Global knowledge cloud. For all that he is a pillar of a deeply conservative and frankly outdated and socially backward institution I still rather like … Continue reading

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CSIRO and seeing the carbon for the trees. Or not.

Rubbish That’s my assessment of the results of the CSIRO report as summarised by the Independent last summer. CSIRO is, of course, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. Based in Oz. The Indy reported on their “glossy” pdf report, … Continue reading

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Show us yer Carbon

As a good environmentalist looking to see how money can be persuaded to restore the global ecology rather than degrade it further, I spent all day yesterday at the Carbon Show. This annual shindig is run by Michael Heseltine’s Haymarket … Continue reading

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Green facts, follies and futures

Climate summary,  16 11 10. I’d long followed the adventures of the climate change campaigners and their ilk. They had my full sympathies and I quite envied them the freedom to travel recklessly around the country setting up camps to … Continue reading

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China’s New Forests – leading the World to a greener future.

China – its trees and its forests – facts, figures, fantasies and futures. At prompts from the recent UN conference in New York on the Global Forest Reserve (4) which says that net forest loss has been slower for the … Continue reading

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