Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Environmental Clusterfuck

This is how bad things have gotten.

Over at Obot Left, (Home Base for the Demotard Droolcase) Natasha takes Third Way greenwash expert Bob Shapiro to the woodshed for missing the obvious solution to our CO2 problem. Grow more trees! This, she asserts, will reduce atmospheric CO2 concentrations down to the 350 level by absorbing the CO2 out of the air.

Sadly, no.

Perhaps it has never dawned on Natasha that trees generally don't grow to the height where the CO2 we're talking about is. Maybe Natasha is a city-dweller and is unfamiliar with how tall trees get. Hard to believe, since she helpfully cites the Wiki for 'tree' in her article, but not outside the realm of possibility. More probably, however, is that Natasha is just another smug little pwogwessive dumbass who doesn't know what the fuck she's talking about.

But let's say we're talking about the CO2 trees can reach, not just the CO2 that's already driving us passed the 45o mark. We can use trees to create carbon sinks that will capture and (temporarily) store CO2. She'd got that much right. But we can't grow these sinks fast enough to significantly reduce CO2 concentrations unless we reduce our already rapidly rising CO2 emissions in the first fucking place.

But that's not the funny part.

This is level to which environmental discussion has fallen on the pwoggie blogs. Natasha the pwog is looking to score some debate points off of Shapiro the DLC'er in true useless do-nothing pwoggie-bloggie fashion. Natasha doesn't know enough to care and Shapiro doesn't care enough to know. If these two get married, their children will be made of 100% apathy.

And that's the funny part.

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