Artificial trees to reduce carbon dioxide?

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  1. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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  2. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    Or, we could, you know, plant real trees. Or stop cutting the current ones down.

    I dunno.
     
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    That's so crazy, it might just work.
     
  4. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Yeah, that's pretty much along the lines of what I was thinking.
     
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    Truthfully, I think we could use all the ideas and help we can get. I just watched An Inconvenient Truth this past weekend (yeah, I know, I'm way behind) and I don't know about yinz, but I'm scared to death.

    Besides, as some of the comments on that story pointed out, this method requires no water/good soil, so it could be deployed in deserts, and part/all of its energy could be supplied by solar power.

    Anyone read this story? There are some even crazier ideas out there.
     
  6. Doctor Ingenious

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    I dont know, five foot flyswaters might look good replacing the real plants in my living room.
     
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    That would be underachievement.
     
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    Gah, we watched that at school today.
     
  9. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    I wouldn't say Wood's idea is all that crazy - it's based on very fundamental science. But it's risky as hell, which is why it's not likely to happen, despite it's incredibly low price tag and enormous potential.
     
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    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    It's called propaganda, take it with a grain of salt.
     
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    "An Inconvenient Truth" or the Rolling Stone article?
     
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    An Inconvenient Truth
     
  13. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    Got anything to back it up as merely "propaganda?"
     
  14. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    I watched "An Inconvenient Truth", then did some studying on the subject on my own, to discredit it as propaganda or fear mongering would be a mistake.
     
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    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    As in links? No. Let's just say that Al Gore stands to profit the most from any "steps" to fix the problem he pointed out.

    Granted, the things I've heard could be hearsay, but they make alot of sense. I trust those sources more than I trust Al Gore.
     
  16. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    This type of thinking aggravates me to no end.

    All I have to say is: :( 
     
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    I haven't watched an Inconvienent Truth yet so I don't know if they mention this or not. But there is some interesting research on what will happen if fresh water keepts getting dumped into the ocean from the polar ice caps.

    Basically, the Earth's Heating and Air Conditioning system shuts down plummeting us into an ice age.
     
  18. Jux

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    Again, I'd be interested in hearing where you're getting this information.
     
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    Real tree’s or to old fashion, iTree will come in pink, blue, yellow and a multitude of other colors and Al Gore will became rich!
     
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    That's a central theme of "An Inconvenient Truth."

    And one that many ugh... people... discredit as being "ridiculous" without looking at the science behind it.

    It makes me do a big :rolleyes2 
     

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