This is, as you might have guessed from the title, a reaction to my post yesterday. Some people got the main message, which is that we should work on planting more trees and saving trees rather than doing stuff that doesn't help that much, like getting cars off the road, and some just felt like being sarcastic and acting like I'm quite happy to let the world burn. Personally though, I love sarcasm, I'm a sarcastic ass, so yeah, sarcasm away guys, srsly. Anyway. I really do love the environment, I love trees, I love forests, I love wildlife, the one thing humanity does that annoys me the most is deforestation and making animals extinct. I can't stand that. If I ever get rich enough to afford it, I can't decide between having a nice little house on the edge of a forest in the middle of nowhere, or having a massive house with a lot of land and getting a God awful amount of animals, and having a sustainable forest for a back yard. Which would be awesome. Anyway, I guess I better get on with the reactions.
You state a good point, but the problem is the CO2 generated by fossil fuels like oil and gas. They weren't in the system until now, and if you want to take the CO2 of that out again, you need hell loads of trees, like the whole earth planted with trees.
You see, there is some sort of circle of Carbon, trees use CO2 to make glucose and O2, which we breathe in/eat, and burn to make CO2 again, or we burn the things made from glucose and that again makes CO2 that the plants use again.
But the problem arises when Carbon is used that wasn't in this circle, that is gas and oil.
Good thoughts though, keep it up.
Thank you for responding and helping me learn in a civilised manner, seriously. Much appreciated. Carbon dioxide into oxygen into carbon dioxide seems like a pretty simple system, one that clearly exists, and one that has really been thrown out of whack.
I think it would be easier for everyone if we just went full on electric cars.
This would be the ideal really, we always thought that by the time things got this bad, electric cars would be awesome and no one would need a petrol car, but the sad thing is they aren't. Hybrids are kind of good, but I don't want to feel like I'm being forced to buy one. One day electric cars will be awesome, and everyone will drive them, and I do hope that day comes soon, but we seem to have little evidence it will.
And I think it's the easiest thing if we just grew wings and fly like superman or the guy from X-Men :D
Alright, you got me, that's the true dream lol. But if man were meant to fly, he'd have wings. Great, now people are probably going to think I have a thing against air travel. Only been in a plane twice, to and from Italy for a school trip I still refer to as "the worst week of my life". Italy was awesome, so much natural beauty too, but what happened there was not, maybe I'll tell that story some day.
That is a brilliant solution, because some people I know can't go a mile if its not in a car, so lets just plant more trees to balance it out! I happen to be a member of the Arbor Day foundation, and I've planted 10 free trees a year for a couple years now that I get for paying the yearly membership dues
I seriously thank you for the good work you do. And for bringing the Arbor Day Foundation to my attention, I haven't heard of them. You have my full support.
In short, I'm sorry if I pissed you off, or came across the wrong way. I'm saying that there are much better solutions than inconveniencing everyone. The world is full of natural beauty, the forests of the world are only a tiny proportion, but they are a wonderful part nonetheless. Nothing would make me happier than to see everyone in an electric car, to see the rainforest slowly come back, heck if I could I'd buy my own island, cover it in trees and endangered animals, and keep it safe, a la Black Jack, but I can't, at least not yet.
Thank you for listening. Turns out as much as I wanted hate mail, I really was just too self conscious to handle it. Again, I'm sorry if I came across the wrong way.