The blaring headline reads:
Global warming threatens pine forests, forcing federal officials to shift strategy
More Band Aids. Watching Rome burn and fiddling. Bioroot Energy is headquartered in the middle of the beetle kill epidemic in western Montana and there is no way that treating individual trees can stop or shorten this mortality event in our western forests. None. We must get in front of the underlying problem and rethink what’s driving it.
Climate scientists really (really) need to start talking to energy scientists about responsibly converting all types of waste and fossil “carbons” (municipal wastes, biomass, coal, methane and coal-fired CO2) to a clean, 138 octane fuel that displaces the hydrocarbon fuels, i.e., gasoline, diesel, methane and coal, whose emissions are driving the climate change feedback loop.
When pine needles, barks, branches, cones and any other biomass along with what’s in your trash can are being turned into a benign yet powerful alcohol fuel that displaces fossil fuels, things will begin to change for the better. Not until.