I am pretty sure that the Earth’s climate is changing. I am equally sure that it has been changing since, well, since “Let their be Light”. <Heh heh…that should drive the Leftists crazy.>
Further, I think that when you take a Disney Bluebird in a Disney Meadow and rip it up, throw down tons of asphalt and generators and buildings and stuff, the Disney Bluebird is going to be warmer than he used to be. I have no doubt that parts of the world are warmer than they otherwise would have been.
But I do NOT think that said parking lot in Bluebird’s meadow is causing massive shifts in weather patterns. I just don’t. But some people do. And those that do, allow THIS to happen:
MANAUS, Brazil – Brazil’s president said that “gringos” should pay Amazon nations to prevent deforestation, insisting rich Western nations have caused much more past environmental destruction than the loggers and farmers who cut and burn trees in the world’s largest tropical rain forest.
Yup. This guy thinks that we should pay him NOT to cut down trees in HIS forest. Which if course, reminds me of the old joke. How does a farmer in America double his earnings? Put up another mailbox! Now look, I don’t know if El Presidente really thinks that the world is burning or not. In fact, if I had to guess, I would say he doesn’t. But the fact that a lot of people DO feel that way may actually help funnel that money to him.
Is Global Warming real? Fake? I have my suspicions. But the fact that we break down party lines gives me the impression that “The Science” isn’t anywhere close to “being in”.
Oh. Yeah. The solution:
The Brazilian Amazon is arguably the world’s biggest natural defense against global warming, acting as an absorber of carbon dioxide. But it is also a big contributor to warming because about 75 percent of Brazil’s emissions come from rainforest clearing, as vegetation burns and felled trees rot.
It would seem that if the Amazon were truly such a defender of the planet, and that it is a given that we want to increase CO2 eating trees, that we should cut down the WHOLE thing, sequester all of the lumber in things like houses or boats or whatever and replant it all with younger faster growing trees that will consume MORE CO2. I mean certainly young trees growing eat more CO2 than old trees simply eeking out a living?