BBC – Forests Are Bad For The Climate

Climate change: UK forests ‘could do more harm than good’ – BBC News

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14 Responses to BBC – Forests Are Bad For The Climate

  1. Leonard Harris says:

    Our BBC has become a total disgrace. It is now unashamedly a left wing propaganda machine in constant breach of its charter. The sooner it is broken up and privatised the better. It’s annual licence fee is nothing other than a highly regressive tax falling most heavily on the elderly and vulnerable. It should be abolished completely.

  2. Matthew says:

    It’s almost laughable, the panicked attempts to assert total control over everything other people do. Planting trees in the wrong soil type something to avoid, for sure. But this article comes across as hysterical hyperventilation: “You can’t plant any trees unless you do it exactly the way we tell you to. We’ll tell you what to plant, where to plant, how many to plant.”

  3. Mark A Luhman says:

    Again comes under the heading these people can’t possible be that stupid. Trees don’t grow worth a damn in peat, its two wet and to acidic.

  4. Margaret Smith says:

    Amazing, the planet is greening, plants growing better than ever. Clearly this is a bad thing!
    We must save the forests as they are the lungs of the world! But wait…..they do more harm than good??

    Is there anything actually good in the world that CO2 can’t make bad?

  5. John F. Hultquist says:

    Roger Harrabin never adds much of interest to a topic but takes a lot of words to do so.

    Executive summary: peat good; Humans bad. And now those things that used to cover most of Europe – – trees – – are bad.

  6. Nixon Scraypes says:

    It’s so wonderful~ growing trees on upland pasture could lead to importing meat from where they cut down rain forests to provide pasture! It’s so bizarre that I can’t satirise it, my mind has been too boggled. I must have a word with Professor Clenched, he’ll put me straight.

  7. Kurt in Switzerland says:

    Some observations:
    1) This is probably not good news for the wood pellet industry.
    2) This is definitely not good news for the wind turbine industry.
    3) I reckon the upcoming hard economic times could portend some infighting between competing “sustainable energy” providers for “pole” position (meaning he closest to the ever-dwindling handout funnel).
    3) A consultant, happy to instruct governments how to best manage soil carbon retention, for handsome payouts, likely has Roger Harrabin’s ear.

  8. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Britain burns whole forests in the Drax power station, and gives Drax massive subsidies to do so. But the forests being burned are American ones. Such is the insanity of Green Britannia that they ship trees across the Atlantic using fuel oil burning ships, then combust them in a power station and call the electricity environmentally virtuous.

  9. Charles Higley says:

    When the greenies think nature is bad for the planet, just because we let nature happen, by letting forests grow, they have really lost their minds. So, their ultimate goal is to remove life from Earth and make it a barren mass. Got it.

  10. nfw says:

    Ah, you see the “expert” quoted in the story says it requires “planning”. “The right tree in the right place”. I can see the need for more shiny backside experts doing all this planning. Trees just don’t grow in dirt any which way, they have to be planned, like economies in socialist and communist countries. That always works well doesn’t it?

    • Disillusioned says:

      Yeah, planting trees should be centrally planned. Central government experts use models to predict the future, so they know best. The ghost cities of China worked out great. You never know when you might need an extra city. Or two.

  11. D. Boss says:

    Are these people idiots or are they trying to justify cutting down huge swaths of forest to put up wind turbines?

    Send them all to Siberia….

  12. Josh says:

    There is a fix to the problem of forests.

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