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.
ENVIROLENE® is water soluble, biodegradable and EPA approved for blending and neat use in all gas and diesel engines, from ships to chainsaws. Made 24/7, cleanly, profitably, and with true regard for the environment. The climate science community ignores “true regard” at humanity’s great peril. This isn’t a science experiment, it’s a damn environmental holocaust playing out worldwide caused by relentless combustion of fossil carbons into the atmosphere. Trees are just the latest victims.
The evidence is overwhelming. And still some will argue about climate change. Man made or natural cycling of the environment? Who cares, the climate is changing and mankind’s use of fossil energy is at least partly responsible for driving this feedback loop.
Dr. James Hansen heads the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City, a part of the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. He has held this position since 1981. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University.
Still think climate change is a left-wing crock? If so, you need more objective coverage of the problem and the solutions. Journalists aren’t up to speed on what can be done today. Neither are politicians. They’re busy fighting with other politicians about the country’s massive debt problems, while our environmental “thought leaders” in the media and environmental orgs pull down paychecks in comfy offices, blithely suggesting cutting-edge solutions like driving less, caulking windows and turning down our thermostats. Big whoop. Implementing these suggestions might cut your gas or electricity bill by a few dollars but it won’t make a dent in the real problem of carbon emissions.
Does this look like business as usual here in the heartland?
Climate change is already wreaking havoc. Epic storms, floods, and massive crop failures.
We need real climate solutions, not talk. More to the point, you and the rest of America need a cleaner liquid fuel that squarely addresses the problems of climate change and global warming in the marketplace where you live, not just more dialog (don’t call it bickering) in Washington.
All some enterprising journalist or media pundit worth their salt needs to do is slow down long enough to appreciate this clean fuel and tell the rest of the world.
Not only is global warming real, but the effects are already serious. What can our water-soluble, biodegradable fuel do to combat climate change? Our clean fuel can be made with methane and CO2, two of the biggest contributors to global warming and climate change.
In a paper published online on Feb. 3 by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers described how they used a climate model to estimate the impact of 13 sectors of the economy from 2000 to 2100. They based their calculations on real-world inventories of emissions collected by scientists around the world, and they assumed that those emissions would stay relatively constant in the future.
In their analysis, motor vehicles emerged as the greatest contributor to atmospheric warming now and in the near term. Cars, buses, and trucks release pollutants and greenhouse gases that promote warming, while emitting few aerosols that counteract it.