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Climate Change Dispatch by James Taylor on Feb 6, 2020

Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is championing a proposal to show the GOP is serious about climate change, but climate activists are already trashing the proposal as weak and misguided.

McCarthy’s proposal illustrates the trap awaiting Republican policymakers who believe they should assert there is a climate crisis while proposing an alternative, watered-down solutions to the Green New Deal and other Democrat-supported proposals.

As reported by Fox News, McCarthy’s plan focuses on three prongs. The first prong entails planting trees throughout the country.

This is in accordance with the global Trillion Trees Initiative launched last month at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The second prong calls for doubling “investment” in “clean” air research and providing tax credits for companies that export low-emissions technologies.

More: https://climatechangedispatch.com/climate-alarmists-attack-tree-planting/

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Re: Appeasement Backfires: Climate Alarmists Now Attack Planting Trees
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2020, 07:21:51 PM »

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Re: Appeasement Backfires: Climate Alarmists Now Attack Planting Trees
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2020, 07:51:36 PM »
There's more trees in this country now than when the Pilgrims landed.

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Re: Appeasement Backfires: Climate Alarmists Now Attack Planting Trees
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2020, 07:58:08 PM »
Every tree is an air filter.  :shrug: They suck up CO2 (plant food) and a host of pollutants.
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Re: Appeasement Backfires: Climate Alarmists Now Attack Planting Trees
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2020, 08:07:16 PM »
The city trees that pose a threat to human health

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/the-city-trees-that-pose-a-threat-to-human-health-1.2548050

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Compounds emitted from certain trees interact in sunlight with pollutants to produce ozone, which worsens air quality

Trees in urban areas can be bad for air quality. Some trees can raise levels of nasty air pollutants. Whether this happens depends on the types of trees you plant, and planners should take this into account when making decisions on urban greening.

The warning comes from scientists who study the compounds emitted by trees. There is more to emissions than power plants or diesel engines: 90 per cent of volatile carbon emissions come from vegetation. Examples of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, include the distinctive aroma of pinene in pine, limonene in citrus trees and linalool in lavender.

“There are literally thousands of these compounds that we have detected that are emitted by plants,” says atmospheric chemist John Wenger of University College Cork. The pungency of a cedar, eucalyptus or pine woodland is due to a blend of VOCs. Problems can occur when these mix with urban air plumes.

They interact with nitrogen-oxide pollutants from traffic and, in the presence of sunlight, produce ozone. This is a harmful pollutant at street level. It damages cells, injures lung function among vulnerable groups and has been linked to heart disease. Ozone is also toxic to plants.

Now I love trees. I've just about run out of room to plant any more trees, thought I plan to plant a few more this year.


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Re: Appeasement Backfires: Climate Alarmists Now Attack Planting Trees
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2020, 08:14:20 PM »
The city trees that pose a threat to human health

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/the-city-trees-that-pose-a-threat-to-human-health-1.2548050

Now I love trees. I've just about run out of room to plant any more trees, thought I plan to plant a few more this year.
Plant smelly ones, too!
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