TITLE

Not Seeing the Forest, Only the New Trees

PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Environmental Forum;May/Jun2008, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explains one effective means of saving the earth from global warming. The author suggests saving the forest rather than considering on spending more money in crafting new technology to trap or block the carbon dioxide. He cites the fact that deforestation accounts for 18 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions. Therefore, forests and reforestation must be of primary concern when creating an effective program for environmental protection, unlike the United Nation's Kyoto Protocol that only allows credit payments for newly-planted forests. Another implication of the Protocol, accordingly, is that farmers gain more money in growing trees anew than if they spared the original forest.
ACCESSION #
32428619

 

Related Articles

  • Carbon farming initiative to have effects across many types of businesses. Melville, Fiona // Keeping Good Companies (14447614);Sep2012, Vol. 64 Issue 8, p495 

    The article discusses the concept of carbon farming initiative, and the establishment of the Australian Carbon Credit Units participated by project proponents, auditors and buyers of the units that can be traded in the carbon market. The types of the units are the Kyoto or compliance, and the...

  • UN FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE.  // Living Planet Report;2012, p6 

    The article offers information on the United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate Change. It says that the convention pledge to prevent climate change and it engendered the Kyoto Protocol that is set bind targets for rich nations to stop emissions of the planet-warming gas carbon...

  • Copenhagen Accord pledges are paltry. Rogelj, Joeri; Nabel, Julia; Chen, Claudine; Hare, William; Markmann, Kathleen; Meinshausen, Malte; Schaeffer, Michiel; Macey, Kirsten; Höhne, Niklas // Nature;4/22/2010, Vol. 464 Issue 7292, p1126 

    The article focuses on the insufficiency on the national emissions-reduction pledges, accompanied in the Copenhagen Accord document, to meet the objective of keeping global warming at 2° Celsius and at 1.5 ° Celsius by 2015. It states that 76 countries, which include the U.S. with a 17%...

  • THE FAILURE OF INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL WARMING REGULATION TO PROMOTE NEEDED RENEWABLE ENERGY. Ferrey, Steven // Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review;2010, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p67 

    Renewable power generation technologies exist today and comprise the foundation for the bridge to a sustainable international power generation infrastructure. However, the Kyoto Protocol (Kyoto) has failed to utilize these technologies. Kyoto also missed the forest for the trees: it disallowed...

  • Features.  // Utility Week;2/13/2009, Vol. 30 Issue 7, p19 

    This section offers news briefs concerning public utilities. A report commissioned for National Grid stated that renewable gas is capable of contributing to the renewable energy and carbon reduction targets for 2020 in Great Britain. The European Council on Foreign Relations mentioned that there...

  • Canada unlikely to join the 'global' carbon marketplace in the next 10 years.  // MarketWatch: Global Round-up;Jan2009, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p171 

    The article reports on the speculation concerning the failure of Canada to meet the percentage of reducing its carbon emission by 2020 under the Kyoto Protocol. It was found that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the country rose to 24.7 percent above 1990 levels which will make it impossible to...

  • Be it Copenhagen or what else, world is immune to Green House Gas Emissions. Lal, Ram Asrey // Colourage;Feb2011, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p29 

    The article presents the author's insights regarding the issues faced by Kyoto Protocol and the Copenhagen Summit in Denmark. He cites a secret draft proposal intended to take the issue of greenhouse gas emission, out of Kyoto Protocol. He addresses the injustice of assigning the limits of...

  • CO2 Emissions and Productivity in APEC Member Economies. Tsz-Yi Ke; Jin-Li Hu // Open Environmental Sciences;2011, Vol. 5, p38 

    Global warming is one of the most important issues globally. In 1997 the Kyoto Protocol regulated the greenhouse gas reduction obligation of developed economies. This study takes carbon dioxide as an undesirable output and respectively uses Malmquist and Malmquist-Luenberger indices to compute...

  • Vicious Leftists Smear Manmade Global-Warming Deniers. Limbaugh, David // Human Events;7/13/2009, Vol. 65 Issue 24, p19 

    The article focuses on the issue of man-made global warming in the U.S. According to the author, a petition urging the government to reject the Kyoto Protocol as its proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology and damage the health...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics