Carbon-Neutral Birding

To: Greg <>
Subject: Carbon-Neutral Birding
From: John Tongue <>
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 12:56:11 +1000
Hi Greg and all,
While I agree with the sentiments about maintaining old growth forests and supporting those who agree never to log their plantations - from an ecological point of view - it's not true to say that only such situations are effective at sequestering Carbon. In fact, once an old growth forest reaches a mature equilibrium, it is almost carbon-neutral itself. While there are certainly ecological and water issues to be taken into account, as well as the carbon released in the harvesting process, it is only actively growing forests (or other forms of plant biomass) which are truly effective as a 'carbon- sink'. The challenge confronting the 'great minds' of our time is how to remove as much carbon dioxide and other 'greenhouse gases' from the atmosphere as possible without unduly upsetting other ecosystems.

John Tongue
Ulverstone, Tas.


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