Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Professor Garnaut has the answer to climate change

September 3, 2008 : Top government adviser Ross Garnaut thinks he's found the answer to tackling climate change: trees.
The man charged with designing Australia's response to climate change wants to give over much more land across the country to forests and native grasslands.
He championed "biosequestration" - where plants soak up and store carbon as they grow, reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Prof Garnaut wants forests planted and protected, and he wants pastures converted back to native grasslands.
"Probably the biggest of the new opportunities is going to be related to the potential for biosequestration," Prof Garnaut told a scientific conference in Canberra on Wednesday. More >>>
[This initiative should be implemented on a global basis. Editor]