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European Tribune - Boreal Forests Slow CO2 Absorbtion as the Earth Warms
The use of forest carbon sinks is advocated by each of the three of Democratic frontrunners -- Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, and Barack Obama. Each plan to use trees in some way to help remove the carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. But this new study suggests with northern forests lessening ability to absorb CO2, then plans that are based on trees -- especially northern trees -- may need to be rethought.
In other words, the three Democratic front-runners advocate doing anything but changing the inalienable American consumption and pollution patters.

How is it bad news that they're shown to be wrong before they're in office?

It would be interesting to write to their campaign headquarters with something to the effect of "seeing as though global warming makes trees less effective in absorbing CO2, will you rethink your global warming policy proposals?"

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 3rd, 2008 at 05:23:53 AM EST

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