Romm on trees and carbon offsets

Wed, 2007-07-04 09:51Kevin Grandia
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Romm on trees and carbon offsets

Here's a great post on Grist by Joseph Romm, author of Hell or High Water, on carbon offsets and trees.

To quote:

Trees are terrific in every way but one: they make lousy carbon offsets. That was the point of the “First rule of carbon offsets.” But a number of comments and some media queries have led me include two rare exceptions: certified urban trees and certified tropical forest preservation. The word “certified” is key in both cases.”

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This is a guest post by Tara Lohan that originally appeared on Faces Of Fracking, a project of the CEL Climate Lab in partnership with Grist that was launched to capture the stories of concerned residents who live on the front lines of fracking.

Ed Ruszel’s workday is a soundtrack of whirling, banging, screeching — the percussion of wood being cut, sanded, and finished. He’s the facility manager for the family business,...

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