required to dream the impossible dream...
100 billion trees
billion trees frees the imagination to include an unlimited array of
trees, short trees tall trees, plants, long flowing
grasses and shrubs of all sizes and variety and most importantly, the
soil - for the soil
sequests as much or more
than the tree. Soil is a natural biomass trapping CO2 stored in the
roots of plants - the deeper and larger the roots the more
sequested and stored. The deep-rooted perennials are the key.
Ramp Up Renewables
Solar on every rooftop" (never
power cables again). The
house of the future would have its' own power water and food resource.
does ramp up the renewables
it's full steam ahead with tomorrow's generation of technology today -
sustainable renewable eco-friendly solutions should be the imperative
direction of research and implementation. It is possible now, but
competitors have been hampering progress for profit.
It also includes educating
grown green activities with incentives that we all can do that makes a
lot of difference to
not just the planet but individual households.
includes all grasses shrubs plants and of course the earthworm
because you can't have trees without Earthworms... and
the "key" to sequestration is the deep-roots.
"Enhancing the natural processes that
remove CO2 from the atmosphere is
thought to be the most cost-effective means of reducing atmospheric
levels of CO2." (US Department of
Farming + roots + carbon credits
Soil Biomass Carbon Sequestration Farming
biomass is a natural carbon sink and should be used to create
carbon credits which can be traded alongside those currently traded for
combined effort of farming trees - carbon credits for Soil
and going solar -
is achievable within years which addresses the 10 year "Stern"
Power Stations will continue, but they will pay a levy which
is exchanged for a credit that in turn pays farmers to grow sequesting
And all this can be achieved now - with todays technology. We just need
the Will. Speak up now and vote.
deep-rooted perennial plant species tops the list for best carbon
TV News 23 nov'06 Dramatic finds on Soil Sequestration says Dr
Jones stated extraordinary global sequestration claims. Having read
this before, I wasn't too surprised, but as a real world solution -
it's possibly something achievable to aim for.
THE STERN REVIEW
THE ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
The benefits of strong, early action
climate change outweigh the costs.
effects of our actions now on future changes in the climate have long
lead times. What we do now can have only a limited effect on the
climate over the next 40 or 50 years. On the other hand what we do in
the next 10 or 20 years can have a profound effect
on the climate in the second half of this century and in the
governments and the business
acknowledge the role
that agricultural soils can play in addressing the Global Warming
crisis. Farmers can play a central role in sequestering carbon in their
soils by fostering deep-rooted perennial plant species that have
significant biomass in their root systems."
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The blanket of
greenhouse gases GHGs allows sunlight to pass and reach earth, but when
they hit earth, they turn into heat and become trapped. The
planting of billions of biodiverse trees and soils will store
CO2 as carbon and is our best
bet to "lift" the blanket to allow the heat to escape and the planet to
Not only can trees convert CO2 into carbon storage:
1. Trees become carbon sinks
2. Trees clean the air and make oxygen
3. Trees are part of the water cycle
4. Trees cool the
earth with shade
5. Trees cools the
wind through respiration
6. Trees provide
habitat for animals and birds
7. Trees provide
undergrowth for bugs and insects
8. Trees fight soil erosion
9. Trees increase property value
10. Trees absorb noise and buffer urban noise
Trees assist local
and global stability and are
intrinsic to the well-being of the entire global ecosystem.
Trees are a real
in Species Extinction, Global Warming and Climate Change. This site
advocates tree awareness and wants YOUR
Dear reader, the bottomline is arresting pollution - the final solution
is being able to produce clean renewable energy. The steps inbetween
include attempting to produce clean coal via geosequestration and/or
burying nuclear waste - both are temporary fixes - both involve
burying techniques - neither are final solutions.
Renewables like solar have zero fuel cost and zero pollution
and I ask you, if clean renewable technology exists - and it does - why
second best or go the long way round?
100 billion biodiverse trees
2. Support carbon
trading for Soil Biomass Carbon Sequestration Farming.
3. Ramp-up renewables
Only with a biodiverse
multiculture - many different varieties and species of trees
plants grasses and flowers - can we revive natures creatures and
inhabitants and reverse Climate Change.
renewable energy resources - like solar wind
and wave - and by working
in with Nature - can we arrest
pollution and help restore Earths' ecosystem.
Only together, by global voting, can we determine the course.
If reverse Species Extinction, reverse Global Warming and reverse Climate Change
too good to be true - it probably is - but imagining the impossible
deems it possible - so dare to imagine WE CAN UNITE AS ONE PEOPLE OF
THE PLANET EARTH DRAWN TOGETHER WITH A COMMON CAUSE OF GLOBAL
PROPORTION AND VOICE OUR COLLECTIVE GLOBAL OPINION  MORE TREES
PLEASE  MORE CARBON SINKS - identified plants species and soils 
the prefered source of power.
.VOTE YES !
*100 billion is a symbolic number.
number of trees plants shrubs grasses planted will be essentially
the farmer and market value, be it subsidized by the government, or
*A technological bridge could be a system reliant upon coal "now" but
easily reto-fitted to a renewable source at a later date. This bridge
would also transit the working force.
of planet earth,
water is scarce
and we have an insatiable need for more energy. Fossil fuels are
greenhouse - trees are diminishing whilst population expands. and the
weather is different globally. The Earth is changing, and we are apart
of the change - whether through our own making or not.
The easy way out is to go nuclear. The easy way is paved with problems.
Just let me say "terrorists dream" and move on. We could easily fix the
problem by switching off, but we can't and we won't - we want to
maintain our lifestyles. So the inventor must give you a lot of what
you really want - lots of power and water - whilst moving responsibly forward.
a closet inventor of renewable ideas
- the penny dropped last week. Any
new large scale renewable energy solution might
be clean from day one - but won't have any affect on the
100 years of pollution stored in the sky - it just won't contribute any
more pollution. As for all the inventions I know
I do not see any focussed towards cleaning up the greenhouse. Perhaps
it's too big a bite to contemplate.
dropped. Both global warming
and climate change are global
events - and any fix would have to be of global proportion - and
even though I took the long way round - the
answer emerged was "tree".
Trees can't be patented - but they can be
planted - on a global scale - and this "invention" is available to
virtually every one of us on a grass roots level (no pun intended) with
question must be asked, "Can
we combat global warming and climate change with more trees?".
trees cool the earth's surface and ALSO is someone's home - cooling and
habitable - trees
simultaneously address both Global Warming and Climate Change issues.
the ultimate renewable machine
100 billion trees
tree turns out to be the "inventors invention".
does it convert
CO2 into carbon and store it in its trunk and branches - in doing so
becomes a valuable carbon sink. Taking into account - they are
only carbon sinks for the time they are living trees - once they die
and decompose they release all of their CO2 back
atmosphere. That's why the Amazon and old forests are so
valuable - and so dangerous to destroy.
The analogy of removing the
lungs of the planet is accurate enough - as we cut more trees, we
planets ability to cycle CO2 into air. We ALSO miss the processing of
water and miss ALSO the habitit for the animal kingdom whilst ALSO
releasing hundreds of
years worth of CO2
back into the atmosphere - which is precisely topsy-turvey.
tree performs many jobs - you might call it multi purpose: absorbs
CO2 - makes
oxygen - collects and stores water - rains upwards against gravity -
builds humus - provides shelter - the roots sow the land and the head
provides shade - cools the breeze - breaks wind
and still looks good - and all it needs is water - all from a seed -
grows itself powered by renewables and is systemic amongst a
complexity of processes.
you can see with the many droughts that surround us - so many systems
rely upon the tree - and without enough
trees many systems will suffocate dry up and diminish. THE TREE is the
vital link in the chain of the ecosystem - remove it and things
fail - replace it and we may afford a kick-start out of global
multiplicity of eco processes invoked by deep forests are
observed and studied but still not fully understood. But undeniably the
tree has managed itself for millions of years and we must allow it
continue to do it's job - but since we removed so many trees - and we
burdon further by our very presence - it's ALSO
us to put them back. Remove a vital part from any machine and it will
stop - we must replace the part.
cleared the land to make way for
cash-crops and grazing and we must find a way to compensate - and I
think it's through carbon trading.
effect by removing trees
not only inhibits their ability to interact in balance with the planets
eco but ALSO exposes the planet to climate
change - and by continuing to
produce more greenhouse gases (GHG's) the remaining trees are expected
to cope with the
load - increased by 6 billion people. This is a tripple whammy against
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we need to manage our planets
and its resources
from a global perspective
best, the forests that we
(you and I) are planning now (and yet to be planted) must mature and
convert enough CO2 into carbon to make a temperature "difference". This
has to be done in "time" - and my best guess to date is before the
"tipping point" - when the warming melts the polar caps.
a single variety of tree - monoculture - may be good as far as cash
turnover - but it falls short of expectation.
The trees I'm imagining are large that stand for 100's of years - best
determined type by scientists and ecologists. And of
course there are major developments in all areas of forestry to reduce
greenhouse per yield as in the case of organic agriculture.
There will be no one solution, there will be many. Trees are just so
fundamental to the cycle of life that it gives us the ability to be
hands on, each and everyone of us.
The Tree Of Peace brought
together the 5 Great Indian Nations to form a
hand and be as one. Today the tree can bring the whole world together
in a peaceful movement that plays a role in determining our planets
fate. We may eventually learn to take charge of our planet with a
global eco management (GEM) plan that regulates our planets temperature
the number of trees in circulation.
from the benefit of absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere and storing
as carbon - trees become a carbon sink which as a commodity is valuable
and tradeable. Trees also process water into rain while shedding leaves
and cooling the ground beneath - which promotes humus and organisms to
enrich the soil - and so begins the food chain for bugs and beetles -
habitat for animals and birds - and provides beautiful
conditions of sustainable life on earth for all life.
And so can the tree species combat global warming and climate change?
Can you do anything about it? Look
outside your window now and observe the spaces between the trees -
could you plant more trees there - probably. You would have to research
the best type of tree
and get permission, and you could plant a few trees. It's possible we
could easily double and
tripple the numbers of trees on our street. Local water re-cycling
could be the most efficient way of watering them without interferring
with your main water supply or they may have to survive on rain and
are our best chance to
the planets ecosystem back to the state that supports us all - we took
we want and now we must put them back. With 6
billion population and growing and now with China and India coming
on-line - GHG's are tipped to explode. The only solution available that
can be implemented and restore
our ecosystem in time is with trees.
further researched 100 billion just sounded good: 200
countries @ 1 billion trees - halved - equals 100 billion trees -
and like the ultimate well oiled sun-air-water-re-cycling machine -
a far denser and richer earth cycle is revived using the amazing multi
purpose user friendly "tree".
In short I'm betting we get rain
and save a lot more species including ourselves.
one billion hearts
100 billion trees
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Global Ecology Revolution
Future is Not Yet Written"
© 2006 by J. J.
The idea that 100
billion biodiverse trees will
Warming & Climate Change may be a dream... but if there is any
truth to the nightmare looming, lying under the shade of
a tree is a slice of heaven... which on a hot day everyone who agree.
trees may be effective in lifting the blanket of CO2 - but that's only
half the solution - commonsense demands we ALSO stop polluting.
We have an excess of CO2 in the atmosphere which needs to be ramped
down whilst renewables ramp up. An increase of trees and a decrease of
pollution by employing renewables.
importantly organic agriculture can help reverse
climate change. Published peer review scientific studies in North
America and Europe show that best practice organic agriculture, not
only emits less greenhouse gases than conventional agriculture, the
carbon sequestration from increasing soil organic matter leads to a net
reduction in greenhouse gases.
to the Rodale Institute "U.S.
agriculture as currently practiced emits a total of 1.5 trillion pounds
of CO2 annually into the atmosphere. Converting all
U.S. cropland to organic would not only wipe out agriculture's massive
emission problem, by eliminating energy-costly chemical fertilizers,
would actually give us a net increase in soil carbon of 734 billion
pounds." On a worldwide scale, if we had hundreds of millions of
hectares of organic farming it would equate to removing billions of
tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere.
Organics Conference 2006
|"...forests can become a weapon
in our arsenal to break global warming
practice enlightened stewardship. Sustainable forestry will need to
become the standard on all forest lands globally."
The U.S. government’s policy of greenhouse gas
carbon sequestration as a factor in the management of industry
emissions. Because forests are sequestering carbon, forest managers
would be paid by industry for maintaining carbon sinks, creating a
“credit” on emissions by industry towards meeting emission reduction
goals. In the U.S., forests (including vegetation, soils, and harvested
wood) accounted for approximately 85 percent of the total terrestrial
sequestration of CO 2. (902.5 Tg CO2 Eq. in 2000)
The Tree That Changed the World
The Tree of Life, © 2001 by John Perlin
WEATHER HAS NO
Climate Change crosses borders - man-made lines on
maps are meaningless - and governments limited by these borders
powerless to manage globally.
There is no global body entrusted with
a global eco perspective or
authority. The United Nations is our only hope and we need to get the
voice of reason heard like a hot knife through butter.
GLOBAL ECO MANAGEMENT
We must now pool our resources
together and implement a global strategy to combat global climate
With the aid of internet connectivity, we can coordinate tree
projects and most imortantly we can speak
and act as One - we can have a global voice.
The United Nations and all our governments are without definitive
answers - now they require the voice of the
people to direct them. We,
the people, are that voice. And when we speak - as One - with common
sense and conviction - we will be heard.
This is your global voice.
biodiverse trees provides a
multicultural diversity of
greenery from trees to shrubs to grasses and provides a home for
animals and birds.
It makes no sense to continue the practice of clearing natural
vegetation to plant monocultures just for carbon trading.
microhabitats in your
backyard to forests and ecosystems on a large scale, trees form a
global network of biodiversity.
We are facing Species Extinction that will put us back 5 million years.
We have 100 years to fix Global Warming and Climate Change but Species
Extinction is forever. Trees are
half the solution. Halting pollution is the other.
Studies have shown that parts of cities without cooling shade from
trees can literally be "heat islands," with temperatures as much as 12
degrees Fahrenheit higher than surrounding areas.
Urban Tree Book
should be introduced and educated to the people of the cities of the
world who can respond by planting trees in their local neigbourhood.
The role of "sinks"
The world at large
doesn't "pay" much for the positive effects of forests.
The value of trees as lumber and as firewood, and the value of the land
they occupy for housing or farming, tend to be short-term and specific.
In fact, these
benefits may be a matter of survival in some regions.
The value of forests for preventing global warming and preserving the
earth's biodiversity, by contrast, are long-term and their rewards
apply to everyone generally.
A way has to be
found to make the
expansion and nurturing of forests appealing and cost-effective to the
local populations that usually decide their fate.
Changing agricultural methods
* Carbon stored in agricultural
often can be preserved or
enhanced by switching to "no-tillage" or "low-tillage" techniques,
which slow the rate at which organic soil matter decomposes.
* In rice fields, emissions of
powerful greenhouse gas,
can be suppressed to some extent through tillage practices, water
management, and crop rotation.
* Using nitrogen fertilizers more
efficiently can reduce emissions of nitrous oxide, another potent
Planting 100 billion trees to
reverse GW & CC strictly speaking, is only
achievable if the forests that are
being planned for now (and planted tomorrow - which will take time to
mature) can convert enough CO2 into
carbon to make a "difference" - a degree cooler - most probably before
the tipping point when the warming melts the polar caps.
And is conditional
upon the trees being protected to continue to "live and grow and store"
for years to
come - at
until we've changed over to renewables and can afford to release the
CO2 stored progressively.
mean we can continue polluting - We ALSO need to switch to renewables
like solar and replace carbon fuels as soon as
So right or wrong at
least there's a target to aim for, let's say 2050. That gives us 40
years of tree growth if we plant within 2-5 years. Let's say by
There's our deadline to have planted 100 billion trees or as many trees
in accordance with your local council authority. It's best to
council's advice as they have a plan and we'd like you to fit in.
You might like to inform your local council and direct them towards our
specific type of tree or latest best
to store CO2 will vary according to your situation - please
consult local advise. Remember, the tree you
plant may outlive you, so plant it well.
Global Warming Climate
Change and Species Extinction real or exaggerated?
There's always different points of
view and conflicting stories. Not everone agrees. I cannot confirm one
way or the other but I prefer to air on the side of caution. That's why
the simplest approach may suit the most people. More trees and less
pollution is totally sane whilst the outcome is a beautiful clean
The awareness of such a threat pre-empts and should
recognized as such. The most probable outcome is an increase in the
planets temperature and should be treated as top priority. Apart from
my suggestion is ALSO to ramp-up our
attention towards renewables like Solar Wind and Wave because the fuel is given freely by nature - does
not pollute or produce waste - and will never run out. Total
perhaps but John Lennon, the consumate "dreamer" might
have been right - I may not be the only one. With a matter of urgency we should ramp-up
research on renewables.
The British during the Black Plague after they discovered the link
and Cholera went about re-building London's
Sewerage System to separate
the two - The Hoover Dam
- The Panama
and Suez Canals -
Mountains Scheme and World's biggest China's new Three Gorges Dam.
All of these larger than life events carve the course of history
mate-ship leadership and endurance. See the Seven
Wonders of the
Humans when faced with a challenge can focus on finding a solution.
Together we are powerful force that can re-shape the planet - and it
an idea, a vision, followed by work.
"What's a good
sink is a "tree" that is protected in a long-term program
developed by global ecologists and scientists.
A good carbon
sink is any existing forest like the Amazon.
A good carbon
achieved by "organic soil" sequestration.
A good carbon
The phrase "100
Trees" is not limited to just trees - but includes soils plants and
other sequesting methods.
Buffer High Winds
The sea is
a heat sink.
the sea mirrors the health of the planet in as much as
it's the largest solar collector - collecting 40% of each days solar
rays - that "heat engine" directly affects the oceans and drives the
winds that drive the weather straight to your door.
like trees, we'd be blown away.
That's why Global Warming is global -
weather has no boarders.
role of "carbon trading".
spin of "carbon trading" allows you to pay an extra fee to off-set your
usage - but don't be lulled into a false sense of security. It's
not a good idea to keep on eating hot-dogs when you've had your
Let me suggest, the purpose of "carbon
is to support both sides whilst propping up the underdog - because we
want the underdog to eventually win.
The side that makes pollution and the underdog side that doesn't.
The makers of
pollution (CO2) trade - exchange inadvertedly with the non-makers
(renewable Solar Wind Ocean) to off-set
the public may pay extra for green renewable electricity and/or is
subsidized by the
government because we all want renewable technologies to
succeed because they are sustainable.
role of "carbon fuel".
dead tree is not a
carbon sink". Temporary plants destined as fuel are not long-term but
they have a place in the over-all schema.
The value of "existing forests" is carbon storage.
scale existing forests are a necessary part of the ecosystem - are huge
carbon storage - and are valuable. Perhaps priceless is the correct
Forests must be recognized
as such - the massive carbon sinks alone may be considered priceless -
forget their role in systemic
ecology which directly affects species extinction and is all apart of
greater Climate Change that we are in.
that are in another country see no border. A
forest in one place is as good as a forest in another. This proposes a conundrum.
A valid commodity is being manufactured and
used but without prior knowledge by both parties. "The
carbon is stored in the tree service". Up until now without invoice.
The awareness of an existing sytem outside
place of business processing and supporting your business to grow - to
the disappointment of the producers of GHG's - may be shut-down. This ending does not suit anyone.
Hence to continue usage an invoice is
pay for up-keep and maintainence for "carbon storage" services or risk
losing the benefits forever. Like a
bite-me medical or insurance plan you can't afford not to pay.
The sooner we give value to the tree, the faster we will be tracking in
the right economic and ecologic direction.
In a real and
sense - in this time as never before we need the tall strong tree to
stand by our side - for if the tree stands - we stand.
I would go as far to say
the United Nations should assign a Peace Tree Force legislated by
International Law to perform the Duty of Care for the planet's trees
and well-being of all life. A 'carbon storage' tax to
maintain the existing forests and rainforests - to preserve them
for the planets
role of "carbon off-sets".
Plant a tree to off-set the cost of polluting sounds good but if that
distorts peoples point of view - "it's okay to contiunue polluting as
long as I off-set wit a tree" is setting us up with a false sense of
The tree helps - polluting more doesn't.
If you have to fly or drive a car, your CO2 footprint can be
calculated. Both raise your tree quota. The less you fly and use your
car decreases your tree quota. Whichever way you look at it - it leaves
you with a tree quota to fill because we ALSO need to reverse 100 years
of pollution to save the planet.