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How trees give our emissions a sweeter smell

Governments in Hobart and Canberra have discovered that trees make their carbon accounts look good, but it’s a con. You won’t believe this, but both the Tasmanian and national governments are into tree-hugging. They mightn’t believe it either. I’ll explain. … Continue reading

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Funny business over forests

Tasmania stands to benefit from preserving its carbon-rich old forests, but Forestry Tasmania doesn’t seem to want to know. [26 January 2010 | Peter Boyer] In July last year I heard about a Wilderness Society project to assess the amount of … Continue reading

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Our pressing need to account for terrestrial carbon

We know how much carbon is released by fossil fuel burning, but we are relatively ignorant of what comes out of our farms and forests. The amount of carbon involved is enormous. This is an information battle that we have … Continue reading

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