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Offline Rapunzel

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http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/01/05/Expedition-to-Plant-Thousands-of-Trees-to-Off-Set-Carbon-Footprint-of-Antarctic-Rescue

Antarctic Expedition to Plant 'Thousands of Trees' to Off Set Carbon Footprint of Rescue
by Elizabeth Sheld 5 Jan 2014, 8:22 AM PDT

Members of the Antarctic expedition trapped in the regions icy tundra have pledged to plant "thousands" of trees to "cover" the carbon footprint resulting from their rescue.  The Russian ship Akademik Shokalskiy became lodged in ice on Christmas Eve during a research study on global warming.

Debate has heated up, no pun intended, over exactly how many trees will need to be planted to offset the rescue effort's "damage."

   
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The expedition had pledged to plant about 800 kauri trees in Northland to cover its carbon footprint. Environmentalists believe planting trees helps to offset the impact of burning fuels such as diesel.


But not so fast.

 
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  But former Act Party leader and Herald on Sunday columnist Rodney Hide said that would have to increase to about 5000 trees to make up for the fossil fuels burned in the rescue.


In any case, "expedition leader Chris Turney said more trees would be needed than earlier estimated but he was yet to work out how many."
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True believers to the end.  They could have all frozen to death, and their final messages would be about combating global warming.
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Plant them at one of Al Gore's houses. He's burning up more fossil fuel than anyone.
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Plant them at one of Al Gore's houses. He's burning up more fossil fuel than anyone.

Hear, hear!  al-the-environmental-disaster-gore needs a lesson on what it really means to care for God's creation
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Silly people can't stop being silly. It is just one silly idea after another with these guys. Can you imagine what it would be like to be on one of their planning committees? It would be like working with a bunch of first graders. lol
 
What if...what if...we got an elephant and and and paint a rainbow on it and and the we can ride it around an around....to stop global warming and stuff...
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Silly people can't stop being silly. It is just one silly idea after another with these guys. Can you imagine what it would be like to be on one of their planning committees? It would be like working with a bunch of first graders. lol
 
What if...what if...we got an elephant and and and paint a rainbow on it and and the we can ride it around an around....to stop global warming and stuff...

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Okay, iI see it's time for a little George Carlin. A breath of fresh air to put things in perspective. The earth is just fine ....

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