Climate Change email list throws up a Carbon emissions estimator.
OK, here goes, into the lion's den once more...
For the last 10 years or so I have sent these guys Welcome to Trees for Life - Restoring the Caledonian Forest about £150 per annum. In return they replant the Caledonian forest - ecologically and socially sound reafforestation. That roughly offsets my CO2 emissions, and it improves Glen Affric. And yes, when I feel bad about warming my house with gas, I remind myself of this offset, and I feel better.
Recently I have begun to offest past years by sending another like sum here: Permaforest Receives Donation — Permaforest Trust
in the hope that it will help them learn how to restore rainforests.
This is heresy, I know. I have read my Internationalist, and have debated with those who say that this is bad stuff, just conscience clearing.
The science and mathematics is imprecise.
So when it gets precise, I will plant more or less, according.
The trees will only take in CO2 for 100 years while growing.
Good. That takes us up to 2106 then.
The trees will stop growing in the end.
So I hope they will be cut down and made into houses and furniture, keeping the CO2 locked up for even longer.
Some of the trees will end up on someones fire.
I calculated that into the equation. if you reckon I undercalculated, show me, and I will do more.
You shouldn't be doing CO2 in the first place.
Neither should you. I fix mine down again. What do you do with yours?
Vast monocultures of eucalypt are bad.
I don't do monocultures, and only do eucaluptus where they belong.
La lutte continua.