Friday, July 20, 2012

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  1. Mick says:

    Regarding Bill McKibben’s article, I exchanged some e-mail with him a few years ago, after I spoke with a forest scientist who explained that managed forests sequester four times the amount of CO2 than unmanaged forests. The scientist was instrumental in starting the carbon exchange markets. I’ve done independent research and verified the information (my background is forestry and forest products).

    I pointed out to McKibben that when land is added to the Forest Preserve, an enormous opportunity to reduce greenhouse gases is forfeited forever. My point was that the state should not purchase land in fee title, but should purchase easements instead, and by doing so, the state could even participate in revenues from carbon markets.

    McKibben DIDN’T CARE ABOUT THESE FACTS. He was, and still is to the best of my knowledge, a proponent of fee title acquisition. He is “emotionally tied” to the Cedar River, or some such thing. I think this is utter hypocrisy. He talks about global problems, but won’t promote obvious regional solutions.

    Draw your own conclusions. I’m disappointed in his efforts.

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