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  •  Yeah, I've always seen Europe's obsession with (4+ / 0-)

    replanting forests as a means of carbon mitigation as a glass-half-full.  It's better than not doing so - as a non-scientist, given the choice between "plant forest" and "not plant forest," I like "plant forest," and I respect that Europe does in many ways take this issue more seriously than any other place on Earth, outside of perhaps Japan.  But replanting is bandaging a large wound - the bandage helps and is surely medically appropriate, but at the end of the day, the wound itself needs to be treated - as you say, we can only plant so many forests, and we really need to incentivize the development of affordable and sustainable practices across all industries.  Israel is pretty environmentally conscious as well on account of circumstances (please, G-d, no I/P flame wars), and it's my memory that they have also gotten into the "let's reforest Southern Russia" business.

    We certainly can't reforest our way out of the amount of coal that China has dug up :(.  As soon as their agrarian inland begins to industrialize at a faster rate... yikes.

    "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

    by auron renouille on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 12:57:00 PM PDT

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