Reduce carbon emissions, but do more, as well

  • Article by: Paul Moss
  • Updated: February 25, 2013 - 9:27 AM

There are fairly simple steps to take while still trying to address emissions.

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pumiceFeb. 25, 13 6:55 AM

Who could object to such common sense, Paul Moss? Plant urban trees, restore wetlands, create rain gardens--adapt to climate change while at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions, saving money and providing economic benefits. Win, win, win, win!!!!

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okaybruceFeb. 25, 13 7:11 AM

Climate change has nothing do to with humans and everything to do with the earth, the sun, and other factors beyond our control. You might as well hold your breath and farts until you expire, because that would do about as much good.

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elind56Feb. 25, 13 7:46 AM

White roofs? Rain gardens? More urban trees? We could go through with this exercise, make the "wealthy" pay for it, and the climate is still going to do what it dam well pleases due to cosmic and planetary forces we can't even begin to comprehend.

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kindaliberalFeb. 25, 1310:23 AM

Hard to believe anyone would be against this. Nice to see two "climate experts" post that nothing can be done.

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wa0tdaFeb. 25, 1311:10 AM

...forces we can't even begin to comprehend... It's pretty obvious that science deniers do have a great deal of difficulty comprehending many things. Scratch the surface and you'll also find faith-based biology and geology and absolute mystification over anything having to do with probability.

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livefreeordFeb. 25, 1312:51 PM

I'm sorry, but what do wetlands restoration and rain gardens have to do with global warming. I'm not arguing that there's no environmental benefit, but it has nothing to do with global warming. I support actions that would actually address environmental issues, but global warming hasn't been measurable in 15 years. Why not advocate addressing actual problems rather than disputed or make believe issues that we can't possibly solve anyway?

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dschachenmeyerFeb. 25, 13 3:27 PM

"Who could object to such common sense, Paul Moss? Plant urban trees, restore wetlands, create rain gardens" --- The issue is not that these shouldn't be done. If you want to plant urban trees, then plant trees. If you want to restore wetlands on your property, then do so. If you want a white roof on your house or other building, be my guest. This only becomes an issue when the government starts telling citizens "You must plant a dozen trees on that land." or "You must restore those wetlands." or "Your house can only have a white roof."

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gandalf48Feb. 25, 13 4:37 PM

Do whatever you want on your own time to rebuild the environment, just keep your carbon tax away from the rest of us.

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hrearden57Feb. 25, 13 5:14 PM

14000 years ago Minnesota was under a glacier. The climate has changed for a million years. Global warming is a political agenda.

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pumiceFeb. 25, 13 5:16 PM

Re: "Do whatever you want on your own time to rebuild the environment, just keep your carbon tax away from the rest of us." You must be confusing the author of this commentary with the Chinese government. The former said nothing about a carbon tax; the latter decreed one.

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