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OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:12 PM
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Better grazing practices could boost CO2 trade (and soak up millions of tons of carbon a year)
http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSTRE5...

Better grazing practices could boost CO2 trade: scientist

Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:01am EST

By David Fogarty, Climate Change Correspondent, Asia

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Simple changes in grazing practices could soak up millions of tons of carbon a year, helping fight climate change, improving farm productivity and earning farmers carbon credits, a scientist said on Tuesday.



Wilkes said changing grazing practices, such as replanting one or more different plant species, or sealing off portions of grassland, can boost soil carbon content.



"In some places, it will be there are too many animals, so you simply reduce their number. If the soil has already begun to degrade, then maybe planting grasses is the best option.

"It's a matter of education and often also supporting conditions, such as policies. None of it is rocket science."

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excess_3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:49 PM
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1. the carbon offset scam goes on and on .n/t
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OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:54 PM
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2. Think of it as a financial incentive to do the right thing
The bad guys pay a penalty to the "good guys."
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excess_3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:24 PM
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3. people want money for not growing food
yah, dat will work
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OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:29 PM
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4. Um that's not what this is about
It's about grazing animals differently, to produce less carbon.
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excess_3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 05:20 PM
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5. you believe ... it won't come to that ?
(thanks for chatting BTW,
and I don't want to make anybody mad, but.)


I see this carbon-offset money-seeking, sorta everywhere.

1) tinhorn dictator changes to a different breed of cattle -->
then says, the poor of the US owe me money

2) tinhorn dictator says he is not chopping down a forest -->
the poor of the US owe me money


with that said, I suppose this idea could have merit

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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:47 PM
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6. Any evidence of that- or just assertions?
Fact is, poor grazing practices have degraded the range (and fishery resources) right here in the US, largely unabated for decades.

Time for science to return to the BLM- and to world affairs.

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