Big old trees found to store more CO2

AFP-JIJI

Despite their greater age, big old trees do more than small young ones to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, said a study that explores how well forests slow global warming.

The findings overturn the conventional view that old trees are relatively unproductive in absorbing heat-trapping greenhouse gases.

In more than 400 tree species studied, the bigger and older specimens grew fastest and trapped the most carbon, the scientists found.

“In human terms, it is as if our growth just keeps accelerating after adolescence instead of slowing down,” Nathan Stephenson of the U.S. Geological Survey said of the findings, published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

  • techboom

    Global warming is a hoax to steal more of your money through carbon
    taxes. The other planets in the solar system have rising and falling
    mean global temperatures

    at the same times that Earth does and
    there are no humans there. So what exactly causes those other planets to
    mimic the Earth? The sun people…..the sun! They are playing our
    willingness to feel guilty and/or responsible for everything bad. Bear
    in mind that the Earth had much higher levels of CO2 in the distant past
    and that was the last time the deserts were green. Look it all up for
    yourself.

    Do we hurt the planet with pollution……YES!

    Are we causing “climate change”……..NO!

    They can’t even call it “global warming” any more
    because the Earth has been cooling for 17 years and has warmed and
    cooled countless times throughout history along with the rest of the
    solar system.