Sunday, 6 December 2009

Climate Change? What to do?

Yes i have been reading the papers again.

I read this article. It was about deforestation and how to stop it.

Why can't the Copenhagen conference start here with a way to stop deforestation. After all the rain forests have been called 'the lungs of the world' before now.

Here is a quote from the article;

Richer countries would need to put forward money to set up the mechanisms such as a satellite monitoring service to ensure countries being paid not to chop down trees are keeping their promises. There will also need to be cash to help provide alternative incomes for people in and around the forests.

WWF is calling for funding of around £27 billion per year by 2020 to keep the forests standing.

The money could be raised by making forests part of the carbon markets. This would mean industries could pay to protect forests to offset some of their pollution. People could even buy ‘forest bonds’ that grow in value over time as polluting becomes more expensive.

Now, as a start, £27 billion by 2020 is a hell of a lot cheaper than the TRILLIONS of pounds that politicians have said we need to spend to stop CO2 emissions.

If CO2 is increasing, in the atmosphere, then why not start by stopping the deforestation of the rain forests that helps regulate the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.

I am sure the majority of the population of the world would agree with something like this. Also if everyone buys two or three plants to help off set there own emissions, I'm sure it could all help in the long run.

I haven't got all the answers, but what the politicians are proposing does make me suspicious of their motives.

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