Greta Thunberg and China bump heads over emissions

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12 May 2021, 5:09 pm

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Not really. That just looks like excuse-making.

"Everything is terrible - might as well give up".

Whereas what it actually means is that more things need to change, and can be changed.

We're facing a massive environmental threat, time to get on with it.



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12 May 2021, 5:38 pm

Aprilviolets wrote:
trees are the lungs of the earth


This one's a myth. Forests & jungles are more or less carbon neutral if not subject to human interference.


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12 May 2021, 6:34 pm

Mikah wrote:
Aprilviolets wrote:
trees are the lungs of the earth


This one's a myth. Forests & jungles are more or less carbon neutral if not subject to human interference.


Forests are a carbon sink. There is some debate over whether organic or inorganic sinks are more effective at sequestering carbon.

In the case of organic sinks, the oceanic/sediment plankton biomass may be a bigger carbon sink than forests but global warming also impacts on acidification of oceans which reduced biomass thus compromising carbon sequestering,



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12 May 2021, 7:19 pm

cyberdad wrote:
Mikah wrote:
Aprilviolets wrote:
trees are the lungs of the earth


This one's a myth. Forests & jungles are more or less carbon neutral if not subject to human interference.


Forests are a carbon sink. There is some debate over whether organic or inorganic sinks are more effective at sequestering carbon.

In the case of organic sinks, the oceanic/sediment plankton biomass may be a bigger carbon sink than forests but global warming also impacts on acidification of oceans which reduced biomass thus compromising carbon sequestering,


https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 150055.htm

They aren't that useful on the carbon front, but still shouldn't be cut down for a host of good reasons.


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12 May 2021, 9:06 pm

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Ouch!


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