17263Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Beeswax
- Apr 6, 2007That is an interesting concept, I have never thought of it that way.
As far as planting trees, I think it is a good idea because it will help
make up for all the loss due to deforestation. This is a tremendous amount
of trees. Of course the combination of more trees with the number of
existing automobiles could potentially make things worse.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
On 4/6/07, Rick <ra1@...> wrote:
> Getting off topic, but I learned about the long-term carbon cycle
> (calcium carbonate or limestone) from Bill Bryson's "A History of Nearly
> Everything". As you know Bryson also wrote Walk in the Woods, in which
> he suffered because he had not discovered lightweight hiking, of which
> Hammock Camping is a descendant.
> Limestone eventually gets subducted into the Earth's magma, and the
> carbon is released as CO2, but it stays in a tied up form for a LONG
> time, unlike the carbon in vegetation.
> Ralph Oborn wrote:
> > On 4/6/07, hacktorious <hacktorious@... <hacktorious%40gmail.com>>
> >> "Burning wood has a net neutral effect on C02"
> >> NET NEUTRAL, that is news to me. Anything I ever read stated burning
> >> wood creates Co2 and is bad for the environment. Do you have a
> >> reference for this information? Thanks.
> > The idea is that wood in the forest (especially dead downed forest
> > will decompose soon anyway and release most of it's carbon as CO2 into
> > environment. Unlike fossil fuels that would have stayed intact in the
> > from geological times (Hence: fossil fuels).
> > Which is why I am skeptical about the benefit of planting trees to tie
> > carbon, within a few decades any carbon pulled from the atmosphere will
> > returned anyway.
> > Ralph Oborn
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