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Old 04-20-2006, 09:11 AM
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Figure out how much CO2 you create, then toss these guys a couple of bucks to plant some trees for you which will absorb your yearly amount of CO2.

Old 04-20-2006, 12:36 PM
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Sounds like a practical solution but only if we can stop the rainforest destruction, which is thousands of acres per day, (1.5 acres per second are lost).... Maybe a bucket full of green algae spores tossed into the ocean would be a better alternative, and cheaper too....????? I think CO2 absorbsion is not keeping up with CO2 production.
Old 04-23-2006, 04:55 PM
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Not so fast, new studies question whether planting trees may make things worse, as young trees produce a lot of methane which is worse than the offsetting co2, which will also be rereleased with time anyways.



We are only following George W. Bush's lead by thinking planting trees is the answer to global warming.

Save a couple of bucks or in my case, $83.72 a year it calculated for my footprint.
Old 04-23-2006, 06:05 PM
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I walked around our property today, and stopped counting at 200 trees, "all big and mature". I don't know how many trees I have on my property, but 8 are being cut down this summer. The reason is to build a new 4 car garage, that will have a south facing roof I will utilize in the future for solar panels. All the trees I'm cuttind down are pines, no hardwoods, or leafy trees. I'm also investigating wind energy.

Just a note about producing heat. I burn corn and ran out the first week of March. I got my first gas bill where I have not burned any corn. My bill was 4 times what I was paying while burning corn, and I only used 45 therms! I checked my passed bills, and averaged 150 therms a month from November through March!

I'm excited about trying another energy source, and I'll keep the board updated if and when I get something new going.
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