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The Civilian Conservation Core, part of The New Deal.  Many trump supporters probably don't even know what it was without Googling it. LOL

 

 


That from someone who doesn't realize that it is the Civilian Conversation CORPS, not Core?  Much the same as Obama calling 'corpsman' as 'corpse-man'.


Or Trump and the "Prince of Whales"

 

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@ChasKy53 wrote:

 

The Civilian Conservation Core, part of The New Deal.  Many trump supporters probably don't even know what it was without Googling it. LOL

 

 


That from someone who doesn't realize that it is the Civilian Conversation CORPS, not Core?  Much the same as Obama calling 'corpsman' as 'corpse-man'.

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The Civilian Conservation Corps, part of The New Deal.  Many trump supporters probably don't even know what it was without Googling it. LOL

 

This could be used to day but trump and the Republicans would rather spend $1.9 Trillion on tax cuts for the 1%.

 

It's a shame that Republicans have become Regressive and shills for the 1%.


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Plant Trees

 

We talked about issues and problems in the present and near future, climate change, automation, artificial intelligence, basic income.

 

A lot of that sounds far fetched to people today, but I think we have already had a basic income scheme that was a huge success.

 

We had the CCC in the 1930s, for people that don't know, young men could join the CCC and be paid $ 25.00 a month, they were given $ 5 a month to spend, and $ 20 dollars was sent home to the family.

 

That $ 25 dollars would be worth $ 455 today, I had five uncles in the CCC, that works out to $ 1654 a month sent home to support the family in today's dollars. 

 

They planted trees and did a lot of reforestation. Built parks, a lot of different stuff. 

 

Put people to work saving the planet, provide a basic income, build parks, prepare them for other public service, such as the military, remedial education, physical fitness ,  encourage other countries to do the same.

 

When I was a kid, my parents used to love going for car rides, we would pull over at road side stops and cook hot dogs and eat salad.  They told me stories about the CCCs then, I understand now those rides were them taking pride in what they had a part in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Of course planting trees would help in the long term ............... but we have simply got to drastically reduce the amounts of CO 2 we are dumping into the atmosphere.


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Unfortunately our President wants to burn more Coal. Can we move past the 50's ?

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http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2019/07/04/could-planting-tons-of-trees-solve-climate-chan...

 

Could Planting Tons of Trees Solve Climate Change?

 

Climate change is devastating coral reefs, raising sea levels and displacing people across the globe. Now researchers say the best solution is also the simplest: plant more forests. In a new analysis out Thursday in the journal Science, scientists report restoring forests could cut atmospheric carbon by 25 percent.

 

 

“We all knew restoring forests could play a part in tackling climate change, but we had no scientific understanding of what impact this could make,” ETH Zurich environmental systems scientist Tom Crowther, who led the new research, said in a press release.

 

 

“Our study shows clearly that forest restoration is the best climate change solution available today and it provides hard evidence to justify investment. If we act now, this could cut carbon dioxide in the atmosphere … to levels last seen almost a century ago.”

 

 

Plants’ Potential

 

 

Trees take up carbon from the atmosphere to use for photosynthesis, the process plants use to make food from sunlight. In forests, trees turn atmospheric carbon into wood. Conserving and restoring forests are a part of many global initiatives to reduce atmospheric carbon. In its most recent report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change indicated a 1 billion hectare (about 2.4 billion acre) increase in forests could limit global warming to 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees F) by 2050.

 

 

To determine what kind of impact restoring forests around the globe might have on climate change, Crowther and team measured tree cover around the world with Google Earth. They zoomed in on thousands of areas around the world to characterize the tree cover and then extrapolate that data to a broader area.

 

 

In sum, the researchers assessed the tree cover of more than 78,000 square hectares of land. Then they created a model that predicts Earth’s potential forest capacity.

 

 

Cut Man-made Carbon

 

 

The analysis revealed the planet could currently support 4.4 billion hectares of forest. About 2.8 billion hectares already exist, which means more than 1.6 billion hectares are available for forest restoration. When the team excluded land already in use for urban and agricultural areas, they found there’s 0.9 billion hectares of land available for planting forests.

 

 

“If you convert that into carbon, that’s about 200 gigatonnes of carbon,” said ecologist Jean-Francois Bastin, who co-authored the new work, in an accompanying video. Globally, humans have put about 300 gigatonnes of carbon into the atmosphere to date. The findings suggest forest restoration could cut humanity’s carbon footprint by two-thirds.

 

 

“This is beautiful thing, just to think that to fight climate change what you have to do is to plant trees and you can do that everywhere,” Bastin said.

 

 

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