So I planted 1,000 trees over an eight-year period, and then Ronny
Reagan said that trees cause pollution. Apparently, a University of
Helsinki study confirmed this assertion in finding that trees,
especially conifers, release volative organic compounds that pollute.
In addition, they release NOX which contributes to smog.
I'm not getting into a pissing contest with those who disagree; hell,
I ain't a scientist anyway. But there is no doubting the fact that
trees use copious amts. of H2O which, we are remineded, is in short
supply for an ever-growing world population.
The Ronny Rayguns who was almost as cogent as little Georgie Bush? The
reason their pronouncements are noted is not because the words are so wise
but because the speaker is so powerful.
Apparently, a University of
So what? 1000s of years ago before humans set about cutting down forests
there were many more trees than there are today. Was that bad? Should we
avoid that in future?
Yes trees do need water but forests act very positively as part of the water
cycle. Think of this way - what proportion of the water that trees use
stays in the tree? Over the life of the tree very little. In a healthy
forest even the small amount (by comparison to the total turnover) held in
the tree gets recycled. But in the life of a tree it sends round huge
amounts of water, to the great benefit of many organisms that grow with
If you like deserts cut down all your trees.
Believe that was way after Reagan. Relates about forest clear cutting in
Finland. Maybe clear cutting your forest ain't a good idea.
Nitrous oxide is a laughing matter especially its aspect regarding man-made
chemicals involved in smog.
"Copious" is a matter of relative use vs. benefit. Where does the water go
if trees and the environment it creates are not present.
Water is not in short supply. Naturally appearing and hygenically safe to
drink water is becoming that way. So is breathable air, thanks to smog and
cutting down trees en masse.
On Aug 28, 4:48?pm, firstname.lastname@example.org (Way Back Jack) wrote:
Actually the quantity of water on planet Earth has always been the
same since the planet's creation, only thing chnes is where water
resides... I suppose if an astronaut takes a leak and jetisons it into
space well than some small amount of water is lost... but I believe
the astronauts bring back all the water they bring into space, in fact
I'm pretty certain that the astonaut's piss is recycled, many times..
just like here on Earth. If somehow there was a way for water to
escape this planet all life on Earth would have long ago ceased to
On Thu, 30 Aug 2007 15:23:19 +0000, Way Back Jack wrote:
Don't recall the details, but the gist of the incident was this: The
owners of a mountain lake surrounded by conifers wanted a bigger lake.
They decided that what stood between them a bigger lake was those pesky
trees using so much water. So, they cut down trees bordering the lake.
The water level in the lake went down.
Turns out that at their/similar locations, conifers "capture" more water
from fog/mist than they consume; they're a net positive.
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