CLIMATE CHANGE, CAN WE FIGHT IT?

TARGET IS TO TRANSFORM IN TEN YEARS TIME FOURTEEN MILLION HECTARE OF LOW-CARBON LAND INTO PLANTATION FOREST.

  • REMOVAL OF NINETY MILLION TON CO2
  • RETURNING SIXTY FIVE MILLION TON OXYGEN
  • CREATING TEN MILLION SUSTAINABLE JOBS

I thank Larry Page and Sergey Brin for their invention of Google. (I googled that). My life is curled around their invention. Google is my adviser, psychiatrist, teacher, doctor, it tells me where to go and more important where not, where to shop and  what’s happening in the rest of the world.

If I Google “Climate change” I get 971,000,000 results. After I finish my blog it will be 971,000,001 results, should I ask myself, is it a waste of time what I’m doing? Climate change, global warming, it seems that almost everyone already works on that issue. Papers, calculations, projections, projects, forums, conferences all about a few degrees temperature rise.

I’m puzzled, according the World Economic Forum (WEF) the world should spend another $700 billion per year towards promoting green energy on top of the $ 5 trillion the world is already spending on infrastructure.

971,000,000 papers, calculations and conferences and we still don’t know? Do we need another $700 billion per year for promoting green energy? I’m maybe oversimplifying but how much cost planting a tree?

By profession I’m involved in the timber industry and I know everything about the cost of chopping trees down,  until a few weeks ago I had no idea about the cost of growing a tree. Again with the help of Google I found-out that the average price of planting is around $200 per hectare or 33 cents per tree. If a tree is full grown it will used-up an average of 1000 kg carbon (one ton) and has a value of $250 if I chop it down.

A few questions; is there anything developed to remove carbon out of the atmosphere? If the answer is yes how much does that cost? In Canada there is a project running, spending cost already $3,5 million another $3 million is just funded again. This for a technology what needs to be proven and an estimate running cost between $20 and $2000 per ton. Nobody knows because there is nothing build yet.

A tree is doing-it for 33 cents per ton but instead of planting trees the world is planning to spend $700 billion per year towards stuff like above. I know it’s not that simple but there is still that tiny question waking me up at night. Why not planting trees because I (as experienced tree chopper) know that trees means timber and timber is money. For the environmentalists;  Don’t worry about the carbon because as long the timber is preserved the carbon is trapped.

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.” This was Albert Einstein yelling to me in my last nightmare.

The effect of global warming is noticeable, the temperature rise is effecting the brainwaves from our scientists and politicians; they only can see thermometers, water-levels and the color green.

Time for me to wright blog 971,000,001 Pandora’s Box, The Carbon Cycle.

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Piet de Vries

Piet de Vries

Let's get to work.

I'm 57 years old and I'm angry. I'm angry at myself because I've been sleeping for too long. This morning I woke-up and saw the world around me fighting.

Fighting for justice, fighting for their right (whatever that may be), fighting for religion and freedom of choice, fighting for their life's.

Furthermore I noticed something else had changed, Our planet is not the same anymore, half of the forest is gone and temperatures are rising.

I'm angry because I was a-sleep and didn't do anything to stop it.

I'm angry because I found out; I'm not the only one who fell asleep.

I'm so angry. A world full of sleepers and fighters, nobody seems to perceive what's going on.

I’m angry because we give the job of saving the lives of millions of people (who will die because of global warming) to volunteers and children. I'm going to change that.

I’m angry, you should be angry too.

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