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Grass gone wild

Buying carbon offsets may, indeed, be a sin tax. But there are more reasons than dubious moral rectitude to question the practice. Offsets are based on the belief that doing things like replanting forests and setting aside undeveloped land will mitigate the effects of global warming because more greenery will draw down CO2 from the atmosphere. Some research has even shown that plants do well under higher CO2 concentrations, growing faster and more lush, a kind of carbon sequestration known as “CO2... [Read more]

Posted by Alison Hawkes on July 1, 2010 No Comments »
Category : Climate Science and Scientists


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